ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,288,950 as of Tuesday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
According to the continental disease control and prevention agency's Africa COVID-19 dashboard, the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 79,782 as of Tuesday.
A total of 2,721,185 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent so far, the agency disclosed.
The Southern Africa region is the most COVID-19 affected area in Africa in terms of the number of confirmed positive cases, followed by the Northern Africa region, according to the Africa CDC.
The most affected African countries in terms of the number of positive cases include South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and Ethiopia, at 1,346,936, 460,144, 181,885, 157,275 and 131,546 respectively, it was noted.
South Africa has also reported the highest COVID-19-inflicted deaths in Africa, at 37,449 on Tuesday, according to the Africa CDC.