COVID-19 cases in Africa pass 2.32 million mark – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surpassed the 2.32 million mark on Friday, as different parts of the continent continue to report steady increases.

According to figures released by the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the continent had reported 2,323,845 cases as of Friday afternoon, with a death toll of 55,265.

South Africa remains the most affected country on the continent, with 836,764 confirmed cases and 22,747 deaths.

The country accounts for 36 percent of the virus cases in Africa and 41.16 percent of its deaths.

Morocco is the second most affected country, with 391,529 cases and 6,492 deaths.

The only other countries that have reported more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases are Egypt (120,147), Ethiopia (115,360), and Tunisia (107,814).

In terms of deaths, three countries, including South Africa and Morocco, have recorded more than 5,000 deaths.

In total, ten countries in Africa have reported more than 1,000 COVID-19-related deaths.

Data from the Africa CDC also showed that the continent had recorded 1,982,277 successful recoveries.