Sun, 17 Oct 2021

Africa's COVID-19 cases near 8.12 mln: Africa CDC

17 Sep 2021, 22:44 GMT+10

ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 8,119,719 as of Friday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the African Union, in its continental COVID-19 dashboard indicated that the death toll from the pandemic across the continent stands at 205,813.

Some 7,433,077 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease so far, it was noted.

South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and Ethiopia are among the countries with the most cases in the continent, according to the agency.

In terms of the caseload, southern Africa is the most affected region, followed by the northern and eastern parts of the continent, while central Africa is the least affected region in the continent, according to the Africa CDC.

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