WORLD Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass 4.83 mln: Africa CDC

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Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass 4.83 mln: Africa CDC

People's Daily Online

10:18, June 01, 2021

ADDIS ABABA, May 31 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 4,830,229 as of Monday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

A man receives the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) under the COVAX scheme, in Nairobi, Kenya, April 27, 2021. (Photo: Agencies)

The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the African Union, said the death toll from the pandemic stands at 130,451 while 4,365,227 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease.

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

South Africa has recorded the highest COVID-19 cases in Africa at 1,659,070, while the two northern African countries -- Morocco and Tunisia -- reported 519,108 and 344,688 cases as of Monday, respectively.

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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