Centre: Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases surpass 2.16 million

Total coronavirus cases in Africa have passed the two million mark despite a slow addition of reported infections compared to other regions of the world, the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on the African continent reached 2,163,284 as of Monday afternoon, the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Africa) said.

The continental disease control and prevention agency said in a statement that the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 51,708.

A total of 1,831,435 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent so far, according to the continental disease control and prevention agency.

The African countries hardest hit by COVID-19 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 region most affected by COVID-19 both in terms of the number of confirmed positive cases and the number of deaths, it was noted.

The North Africa region is the second most affected African region by COVID-19, according to the Africa CDC.

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