Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 4.8 million: Africa CDC

Sunday, May 30th, 2021 08:19 |

There are over 7,500 coronavirus cases in Madagascar - nearly 80% of them were diagnosed in the past month.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 4,802,687 as of Friday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the 55-member African Union, said the death toll from the pandemic stands at 129,753 while 4,343,800 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease.

South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Ethiopia and Egypt are the countries with the most cases in the continent, according to the Africa CDC.

South Africa has recorded the highest COVID-19 cases in Africa at 1,649,977, while the two northern African countries -- Morocco and Tunisia -- reported 518,122 and 340,250 cases as of Friday respectively.

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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