Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 3.2 mln: Africa CDC

FILE PHOTO: Kenyans walk past an informative mural about the Coronavirus along Haile Selassie Avenue in Nairobi, Kenya. (Photo by Boniface Muthoni/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

COVID-19 cases on the African continent amounted to 3,207,639 as of Saturday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

According to the continental disease control and prevention agency, the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 77,684 as of Saturday with 2,617,110 recoveries.

The Southern African region is the hardest-hit area in Africa in terms of the number of cases, followed by the Northern Africa region, according to the Africa CDC.

The five highly-affected African countries include South Africa with 1,311,686 cases, Morocco (457,625), Tunisia (175,065), Egypt (154,620), as well as Ethiopia with 130,326 cases.

The continent’s cases crossed the 1 million mark on August 7, 2020, and passed the 2 million mark on November 19, 2020.

Amid a second wave of COVID-19 in some countries, the total number of cases in Africa hit the 3 million mark on January 10.

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