Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass 11.7 mln: Africa CDC


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  • Wednesday, 15 Jun 2022

ADDIS ABABA, June 14 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 11,700,191 as of Tuesday 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 253,607 and some 11,063,181 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 3,979,126 cases, followed by the northern African country of Morocco with 1,176,165 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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