Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases close to 2 mln: Africa CDC

ADDIS ABABA, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the African continent has reached 1,998,253, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Wednesday.

People queue up for food and supplies provided by charity groups in Soweto, southwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, on June 5, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

The continental disease control and prevention agency said in a statement that the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 48,016 as of Wednesday afternoon.

A total of 1,685,914 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent so far, according to the Africa CDC.

The most COVID-19 affected African countries in terms of the number of positive cases include South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, and Ethiopia, figures from the Africa CDC showed.

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, it was noted.

The northern Africa region is the second most affected African region, according to the Africa CDC.