Over 14,000 new Covid-19 infections across Africa in 24 hours

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As of October 18, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,638,089. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 39,561, and recoveries 1,345,229.

South Africa has the most reported cases – 702,131, with deaths numbering 18,408. Other most-affected countries include Morocco (170,911), Egypt (105,297) Ethiopia (88,434), Nigeria (61,307) and Algeria (54,203).

The numbers are compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (world map) using statistics from the World Health Organization and other international institutions as well national and regional public health departments.