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COVID-19 Updates: Africa’s COVID-19 Cases Surpass 10 Million Mark


By Stuart Bogere Oswald

KIU, Main Campus - The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) confirmed that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 10,028,508 as of last Saturday evening.

The specialized healthcare agency of the African Union said the death toll across the continent stands at 231,157 and some 8,916,469 patients have recovered from the disease so far.

According to Africa CDC, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Ethiopia, and Libya are among the countries with the most cases on the continent.

South Africa has recorded the most COVID-19 cases in Africa with 3,513,813 cases. It is followed by Morocco and Tunisia, with 990,057 and 738,442 cases respectively.

The agency further reports that in terms of the caseload, southern Africa is the most affected region, followed by the northern and eastern parts of the continent, while central Africa is the least affected region in the continent.

Meanwhile, African countries have acquired about 547 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines so far and about 9.6 percent of Africa’s population have been fully vaccinated, according to the Africa CDC.