WORLD Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass 6.23M

WORLD

Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass 6.23M

Xinhua

09:40, July 20, 2021

Migrant workers line up at a COVID-19 testing center in Kampala, Uganda, July 12, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 6,236,745 as of Monday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the 55-member African Union, said the death toll from the pandemic stands at 157,967 while 5,437,867 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 2,295,095 while the northern African country of Morocco reported 557,632 cases as of Monday afternoon.

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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