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COVID-19 Updates: Africa Surpasses 4 Million COVID-19 Cases


By Stuart Bogere

KIU, Main Campus - The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ACDC) has confirmed that the number of  COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,340,817 as of last Sunday.

South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Ethiopia and Egypt are among the African countries with the most cases in the continent, according to the ACDC.

The deaths toll from the pandemic stood at 115,418 while 3,897,927 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease according to the specialized Healthcare Agency under African Union.

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  in terms of the number of cases according to the African health agency.

South Africa has recorded 1,557, 527 COVID-19 cases, Morocco became only the second African country to pass the 500,000 COVID-19 infections mark, registering 501,688 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.

Five countries account for about 64 percent of all cases reported in Africa. These five African countries are South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Ethiopia. The African continent accounts for 3.3 percent of total COVID-19 cases reported globally.