ADDIS ABABA, March 6 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 3,945,544 as of Saturday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the 55-member African Union (AU), said the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 105,227, while some 3,522,230 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease.
The Africa CDC noted that the most affected countries in terms of the number of confirmed positive cases are South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and Ethiopia.
South Africa has lost 50,566 lives to the disease, the most among African countries, according to the agency.
Egypt and Morocco have the second and third highest fatalities, with 10,916 and 8,673 COVID-19-inflicted deaths, respectively, the Africa CDC said.
The African Union had recently emphasized that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic "is not just a severe health emergency, it is also a grave economic and social crisis."