Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass 11.68 mln: Africa CDC


ADDIS ABABA, June 10 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 11,685,125 as of Friday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The specialized healthcare agency of the African Union said the COVID-19 death toll across the continent stands at 253,584 and some 11,050,137 patients have recovered from the disease so far.

South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia and Libya are among the countries with the most cases on the continent, said the Africa CDC.

South Africa has recorded the most COVID-19 cases in Africa with 3,975,062 cases, followed by the northern African country of Morocco with 1,172,938 cases, it said.

In terms of regional caseload, southern Africa is the most affected region in Africa, followed by the northern and eastern parts of the continent, while central Africa is the least affected, said the Africa CDC.

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