Africa’s COVID-19 cases near 3.8m

People walk at a street in Cape Town, South Africa on December 27, 2020, Xabiso Mkhabela/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks walk on a street as they continue their daily life amid coronavirus (COVID-19) in Cape Town, South Africa.
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African countries have reported 3,799,029 COVID-19 cases as of Friday evening, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

Meanwhile, the death toll from COVID-19 on the continent has risen to 100,359, it added.

South Africa has reported 48,708 deaths from COVID-19, the highest death toll in Africa, followed by Egypt and Morocco with 10,201 and 8,524, respectively.

A total of 3,349,323 COVID-19 patients have recovered across the continent so far.

The African Union has emphasized that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic “is not just a severe health emergency, it is also a grave economic and social crisis.”