ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia 

The number of coronavirus cases in Africa has reached 359,408, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday.

The death toll has risen to 9,283. The number of patients who have recovered hit 173,057.

South Africa is the worst affected in terms of cases with a whopping 124,600, while Egypt follows with 62,800.

Nigeria in West Africa recorded 23,300 cases, Cameroon in Central Africa 12,600 and Sudan in East Africa 9,300.

Egypt leads in terms of deaths losing 2,600 people to the virus, South Africa 2,300, Sudan 572, Nigeria 554 and Cameroon 313.

Southern Africa registered 129,700 cases, 2,400 fatalities and 66,500 recoveries; while North Africa recorded 92,700 cases, 3,900 deaths and 36,800 recoveries.

After originating in China last December, the novel virus has spread to 188 countries and territories.

More than 9.81 million people have been infected worldwide with the virus, over 494,500 killed and an upward of 4.94 million recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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