ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia 

The number of coronavirus cases in Africa rose above 10,000 as the death toll moved closer to 500 on Tuesday.

According to the Africa Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (Africa CDC), a total of 10,075 COVID-19 cases have now been reported in 52 of the continent’s 54 countries.

The figure marked a rise of 618 cases since Monday, while 45 more deaths brought Africa’s death toll to 487.

The number of recoveries rose to 913 after 65 more patients were discharged from hospitals in different countries.

As per the Africa CDC data, the worst-hit countries on

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