The COVID-19 death toll in Africa is nearing the 1,000 mark as 36 new casualties were recorded over the past 24 hours, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Thursday.

The Africa CDC’s evening update showed that the number of casualties had gone up to 911.

It said that 962 new cases were diagnosed over that period, raising the total to 17,247.

More than 3,546 patients have recovered, with 406 new recoveries.

The data is from 52 of 54 states across the African continent. Two countries, Comoros and Lesotho, have not reported

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