ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia 

COVID-19 cases in 52 African countries now total 26,144, according to an Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention update on Thursday evening.

The number of total deaths across the continent came in at 1,247, it said.

According to the update, so far 7,033 patients have recovered.

Egypt and South Africa registered 3,700 COVID-19 cases each.

In North Africa, Morocco registered 3,015 cases, while Algeria identified 2,900.

Ethiopia said no COVID-19 cases were found in the last 24 hours, during which the Horn of Africa Country tested 965 people, according to Dr. Liya Kebede, the health minister.

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