Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 4.82M: Africa CDC

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An elderly person receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 17, 2021. (Xinhua/Yeshiel)
An elderly person receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Xinhua/Yeshiel)

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 4,823,795 as of Sunday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC said the death toll from the pandemic stands at 130,286 while 4,360,778 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 1,659,070, while the two northern African countries — Morocco and Tunisia — reported 518,868 and 343,374 cases as of Sunday, 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.

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