Africa’s COVID-19 infections pass 4.26 million

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,261,645 as of Sunday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC said the death toll from the pandemic stood at 113,598, while 3,806,287 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease.

South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Ethiopia and Egypt are among the African countries with the most cases in the continent.

African countries have so far received over 29.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from different sources, including the COVAX facility and through bilateral agreements outside the COVAX facility, according to the Africa CDC.

The Africa CDC said some 10.3 million doses have been administered and the majority of those being vaccinated include healthcare workers, people with comorbidities, and the elderly who are aged 50 and above.