WORLD Africa's COVID-19 cases pass 7.62 mln: Africa CDC


Africa's COVID-19 cases pass 7.62 mln: Africa CDC


18:31, August 26, 2021

ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 7,620,106 as of Thursday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

Workers register people arriving at a Testaro Covid-19 testing site/laboratory in the Dunkeld suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, on Thursday, July 1, 2021. (File photo: CFP)

The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the African Union, said the death toll from the pandemic across the continent stands at 191,818.

Some 6,739,014 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease so far, it was noted.

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

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, according to the Africa CDC.

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