Coronavirus deaths in Africa hit 100,000: AFP tally

AFP , Thursday 18 Feb 2021

Africa has seen fewer deaths than Europe, Latin America and North America.

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Members of a burial society prepare the body of a person who died from COVID-19, at the Avalon Cemetery in Lenasia, Johannesburg, South Africa, Dec. 26, 2020. AP

Coronavirus deaths in Africa hit 100,000 on Thursday, with 3,341,197 confirmed infections, according to an AFP tally compiled from official sources.

The region has seen fewer deaths than Europe, Latin America and North America, although South Africa has been hardest hit, accounting for nearly half of all deaths in Africa.

The fatalities were registered in 54 countries since the virus first emerged in December 2019.

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