Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 4.91 million: Africa CDC

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Health workers wait to takes a swab from a man during a community COVID-19 coronavirus testing campaign in Lagos on April 18, 2020. The Lagos government commence community testing and search, sample collections of eligible cases as they struggle to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic as cases rise in Nigeria amidst lockdown. (Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 4,913,645 as of Sunday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

FILE PHOTO: Health workers wait to take a swab from a man during a community COVID-19 coronavirus testing campaign in Lagos, Nigeria. (Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Africa CDC said the death toll from the pandemic stands at 132,221 while 4,437,694 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 1,691,491, while the two northern African countries, Morocco and Tunisia, reported 521,195 and 353,782 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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