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Coronavirus – Africa: 46 countries reporting a total COVID-19 2,746 cases, 72 deaths, as of 9:30 am EAT – 26 March 2020

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Countries (46) reporting a total COVID-19 2,746 cases, 72 deaths, and 210 recoveries by region:

Central (150 cases, 5 deaths, 4 recoveries):  Cameroon (75, 1, 3), Central African Republic (5, 0, 0), Chad (3, 0, 0), Congo (4, 0, 0), DRC (48, 3, 1), Equatorial Guinea (9, 0, 0), Gabon (6, 1, 0)

Eastern (197, 3, 4): Djibouti (11, 0, 0), Eritrea (4, 0, 0), Ethiopia (12, 0, 4), Kenya (25, 0, 0), Madagascar (19, 0, 0), Mauritius (48, 2, 0), Rwanda (41, 0, 0), Seychelles (7, 0, 0), Somalia (1, 0, 0), Sudan (3, 1, 0), Tanzania (12, 0, 0), Uganda (14, 0, 0)

Northern (1,159, 53, 180): Algeria (302, 21, 77), Egypt (456, 21, 95), Libya (1, 0, 0), Mauritania (2, 0, 0), Morocco (225, 6, 7), Tunisia (173, 5, 1)

Southern (743, 1, 2): Angola (3, 0, 0 ), Eswatini (5, 0, 0), Mozambique (5, 0, 0),  Namibia (6, 0, 0), South Africa (709, 0, 2), Zambia (12, 0, 0), Zimbabwe (3, 1, 0)

Western (497, 10, 21): Benin (6, 0, 0), Burkina Faso (146, 4, 5), Cape Verde (3, 1, 0), Côte d'Ivoire (80, 0, 3), Gambia (3, 1, 0), Ghana (68, 2, 1), Guinea (4, 0, 0), Guinea-Bissau (2, 0, 0), Liberia (3, 0, 0), Mali (2, 0, 0), Niger (7, 1, 0), Nigeria (51, 1, 2), Senegal (99, 0, 9), Togo (23, 0, 1).

Olawale Olukoga: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng