Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 1.77 million mark

The number of confirmed cases in the African continent has reached 1,773,351, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Saturday.

The agency said that the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 42,630 as of Saturday afternoon.

A total of 1,449,216 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent so far, the Africa CDC said.

The most COVID-19 affected African countries in terms of the number of positive cases include South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, 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 723,682. The country also has the highest number of deaths related to COVID-19, at 19,230.

Morocco came next with 215,294 confirmed cases and 3,625 deaths, followed by Egypt with 107,376 confirmed cases and 6,258 deaths, Africa CDC said.