ADDIS ABABA, June 10 (Xinhua) -- African countries have acquired around 54.9 million COVID-19 vaccines so far, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said Thursday.
The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the African Union, said around 0.6 percent of Africa's population have received a full vaccine regimen, which is an increase of 17 percent compared to the previous week. And five member states, namely Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria, Ethiopia and South Africa have acquired and administered the most doses of COVID-19 vaccines to their respective populations.
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.