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Covid-19 global deaths surpass 200,000 mark

By Amina Wako April 27th, 2020 1 min read

The death toll worldwide from the novel coronavirus surpassed 200,000, according to a running tally by WorldOMeter.

WorldOMeter’s data counted 207,009 deaths, while the number of cases and recoveries rose to 2,995,226 and 881,525, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with 987,322 cases and nearly 55,415 fatalities.

Italy has the second-highest death toll at 26,644, while Spain has the third-highest number of deaths globally at 23,190.

In Africa, Algeria leads with the number of death at 425, followed by Egypt (317) and Morocco (161).

South Africa has the highest number of confirmed cases in Africa with 4,546 positive cases, Egypt is in second place with 4,534 cases and Morocco is third with 4,065 positive cases.

In East Africa, Kenya has the highest number of positive cases at 355, with 14 deaths recorded so far. Kenya also has the highest recovery cases at 112 people.

Tanzania is in the second position with 299 positive cases. Of these, 10 people have succumbed to the virus while 48 have recovered.

Rwanda is in third place with 191 positive cases and 92 recovery cases. The country has not recorded any death as of April, 27, 2020, according to data from WorldOMeter.