Africa’s confirmed cases pass 2.08 million: Africa CDC

TRIPOLI, LIBYA - OCTOBER 18: A health care worker receives polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at a tent to combat the increasing cases of the coronavirus pandemic at Abu Selim town in Tripoli Libya on October 18, 2020. (Photo by Mucahit Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
TRIPOLI, LIBYA – OCTOBER 18: A health care worker receives polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at a tent to combat the increasing cases of the coronavirus pandemic at Abu Selim town in Tripoli Libya on October 18, 2020. (Photo by Mucahit Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the African continent has reached 2,080,923, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Tuesday.

The continental disease control and prevention agency said in a statement that the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 49,975 as of Tuesday afternoon.

A total of 1,757,665 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent so far, according to the continental disease control and prevention agency.

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.

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, it was noted.

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 769,759.

The country also has the highest number of deaths related to COVID-19, at 20,968.

Morocco comes next with 327,528 confirmed cases and 5,396 deaths, followed by Egypt with 113,381 confirmed cases and 6,560 deaths, Africa CDC said.