ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia 

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Africa rose to 9,198 on Monday, a substantial increase from 8,736 a day earlier.

This came in a coronavirus surveillance update issued by the Africa Centers for Disease Prevention and Control.

COVID-19, according to the update, has spread to 51 of the 54 countries in Africa, the latest being South Sudan that confirmed its first case on Sunday.

The number of deaths has also gone up to 414 on Monday, up from 399 the previous day.

A total of 747 coronavirus patients have been recovered so far, according to

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