WORLD Africa's COVID-19 cases exceed 3.83 mln

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Africa's COVID-19 cases exceed 3.83 mln

Xinhua

12:24, February 23, 2021

ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent has reached 3,830,631 as of Monday evening, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

A medical worker collects a swab sample from a man for COVID-19 tests at a hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Aug.17, 2020. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

According to the agency's Africa COVID-19 dashboard, the number of COVID-19-inflicted deaths in Africa has reached 101,350.

A total of 3,383,956 infected people have recovered across the continent so far, the Africa CDC said.

South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Ethiopia are the worst COVID-19 affected African countries in terms of the caseload, according to the agency.

South Africa has reported the highest COVID-19-related deaths in Africa, at 49,053, according to the Africa CDC.

North African countries of Egypt and Morocco reported the second and third highest number of COVID-19-related deaths, at 10,353 and 8,554, respectively.

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