ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia 

At least 315,410 people have been infected with coronavirus in Africa, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

The virus-linked death toll has reached 8,334 while 149,932 people have recovered across the continent.

Southern Africa leads with the highest number of virus cases, 106,100, North Africa 83,400, West Africa 63,500, East Africa 31,900 and Central Africa 30,500.

At least 3,500 people died of the virus in North Africa, 2,000 in South Africa, 1,200 in West Africa, 958 in East Africa and 668 in Central Africa.

South Africa is by far the worst-affected in terms of number of cases: it has recorded 101,600 cases.

Nigeria in West Africa has registered 20,900 infections.

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