Africa’s COVID-19 cases near 8.1 mln: Africa CDC

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A healthcare worker prepares a jab of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine inside the Transvaco COVID-19 vaccine train stationed at the Springs Train Station outside of Johannesburg, on August 25, 2021. (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP)
A healthcare worker prepares a jab of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine inside the Transvaco COVID-19 vaccine train stationed at the Springs Train Station outside of Johannesburg, on August 25, 2021. (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP)

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 8,096,504 as of Thursday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the African Union, in its COVID-19 update, said that the death toll from the pandemic across the continent stands at 204,821, while some 7,409,626 patients have recovered from the disease so far.

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

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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