Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 2 million

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A doctor dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE) prepares a swab to test a patient for Covid-19 at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, on Friday, April 24, 2020. The East African country enforced a curfew as part of measures to reduce the risk of contagion amid fears that Covid-19 patients will overrun its health system. Photographer: Patrick Meinhardt/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A doctor dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE) prepares a swab to test a patient for Covid-19 at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, on Friday, April 24, 2020. The East African country enforced a curfew as part of measures to reduce the risk of contagion amid fears that Covid-19 patients will overrun its health system. Photographer: Patrick Meinhardt/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the African continent has surpassed 2 million, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Thursday.

The latest figures from the continental disease control and prevention agency showed that a total of 2,013,388 cases were reported across the continent with the death toll related to the pandemic standing at 48,408 as of Thursday morning.

The 54-country continent has seen more than 1.7 million recoveries from COVID-19 so far, according to Africa CDC.

The most COVID-19 affected African countries in terms of the number of positive cases include South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, and Ethiopia, figures from the Africa CDC showed.

Southern Africa is the most affected region on the continent both in terms of the number of confirmed positive cases and number of deaths.

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