Sun, 20 Jun 2021

ADDIS ABABA, June 10 (Xinhua) -- At least 49,083,332 COVID-19 tests have been conducted by African countries, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said Thursday.

The Africa CDC said 921,719 new tests were carried out during the past week, registering a 4 percent decrease from tests carried out in the previous week that was 956,157, the agency announced in its latest continental update.

According to the agency, the overall positivity rate of the continent was 10.1 percent.

As of Thursday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa had reached 4,969,847, with 133,543 deaths and 4,477,813 recoveries, according to the agency.

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 1,712,939 while the northern African country of Morocco reported 522,389 cases as of Thursday.

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