Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 5.18 mln: Africa CDC

An elderly woman is vaccinated at a local hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe on March 29, 2021, Tafadzwa Ufumeli / Getty Images
An elderly woman is vaccinated at a local hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe on March 29, 2021. (Photo by Tafadzwa Ufumeli / Getty Images)

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 5,185,617 as of Sunday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the African Union, said the death toll from the pandemic stood at 137,253 while 4,607,454 patients across the continent had recovered from the disease.

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

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.