ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia

A further 669 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Africa in a span of 12 hours on Sunday, bringing the continent-wide tally to 13,814, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. 

The figure, it said, showed a substantial increase in the last 12 hours as 445 new cases were confirmed earlier Sunday. 

In an update, the Africa CDC said 47 people had died of coronavirus-related ailments in that period, bringing the total to 747. 

Recoveries, meanwhile, stood at 2,355 across the continent, up from 2,171. 

African governments have introduced numerous measures to curtail the spread

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