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Africa's COVID-19 cases pass 4.6 mln: Africa CDC

08 May 2021, 03:05 GMT+10

ADDIS ABABA, May 7 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,614,936 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 123,676, while 4,149,677 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.

In terms of the number of cases, southern Africa is the most affected region, followed by northern Africa and eastern Africa regions, while central Africa is the least affected region in the continent, according to the African health agency.

South Africa has recorded 1,590,370 COVID-19 cases, the most among African countries.

Morocco is so far only the second African country to pass the 500,000 COVID-19 infections mark, registering 513,016 COVID-19 cases as of Friday evening.

Tunisia rounds up the top three most COVID-19 affected African countries list with 317,010 COVID-19 infections.

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