Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases near 1.7 mln: Africa CDC


ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed cases in the African continent has reached 1,696,286, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Saturday.

The continental disease control and prevention agency said in a statement that the death toll related to the pandemic now stood at 40,922 as of Saturday afternoon.

A total of 1,394,094 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent, the Africa CDC said.

The most affected African countries in terms of the number of positive cases include South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Ethiopia and Nigeria.

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.

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

South Africa currently has the most COVID-19 cases, which hit 712, 412. The country also has the highest number of deaths related to COVID-19, at 18,891.

Morocco came next with 190,416 confirmed cases and 3,205 deaths, followed by Egypt with 106,230 confirmed cases and 6,176 deaths, Africa CDC said.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

Next In World

Small explosion reported in Ethiopian capital
Lab developing device to help Earth dodge asteroids
Taiwan says COVID 'passports' would be a good idea
Poland to surpass one million coronavirus cases on Wednesday - minister
Islamist violence escalates in Burkina Faso, making widespread hunger worse
U.S. may start sharing sensitive intelligence with Honduras in drug fight
COVID-free for days, Australian state resumes singing, dancing, religious services
Vietnam says recent typhoons caused 192 deaths, $1.3 billion damages
South Korea coronavirus outbreak adds new stress to gruelling, eight-hour exam
U.S. says ready for immediate domestic shipment of COVID-19 vaccines

Stories You'll Enjoy