WORLD Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 1.73 mln: Africa CDC

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Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 1.73 mln: Africa CDC

Xinhua

06:51, October 29, 2020

ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed cases in the African continent has reached 1,736,499, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Wednesday.

An artist paints a mural of COVID-19 containment measures on a wall in Nakuru, Kenya, July 10, 2020. The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday revealed that the number of COVID-19 cases across the African continent has exceeded 1 million. (Photo by Sheikh Maina/Xinhua)

The continental disease control and prevention agency said in a statement that the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 41,791 as of Wednesday afternoon.

A total of 1,423,343 people who were infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent so far, the Africa CDC said.

The most affected African countries in terms of the number of positive cases include South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Ethiopia and Nigeria.

The Southern Africa region is the most COVID-19 affected region both in terms of the number of confirmed positive cases as well as the number of deaths.

The Northern Africa region is the second most COVID-19-affected African region, according to the Africa CDC.

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