Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 4.81 million: Africa CDC

Health workers personal protective equipment (PPE) record the details of residents, as they stand at social distance to each other, during a Covid-19 testing drive at Olympic Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Halfway through Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyattas second term his pledge of transforming the economy through manufacturing, farming, health care and low-cost housing have been slow to show results, and the coronavirus pandemic could now reduce that to little more than an election promise. Photographer: Patrick Meinhardt/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 4,812,313 as of Saturday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

FILE PHOTO: Health workers record the details of residents during a Covid-19 testing drive at Olympic Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya. (Photographer: Patrick Meinhardt/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the 55-member African Union, said the death toll from the pandemic stood at 130,025 while 4,351,816 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease.

South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Ethiopia and Egypt are the countries with the most cases in the continent, according to the Africa CDC.

South Africa has recorded the highest COVID-19 cases in Africa at 1,654,551, while the two northern African countries, Morocco and Tunisia, reported 518,458 and 341,952 cases as of Friday respectively.

In terms of the caseload, southern Africa is the most affected region, followed by the northern and eastern parts of the continent, while central Africa is the least affected region in the continent, according to the Africa CDC.