Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 7.18 million

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Africa reached 7,182,710 as of Friday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the African Union (AU), said the death toll from the pandemic stands at 181,098 while 6,259,666 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease.

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

South Africa has recorded the most COVID-19 cases on the continent with 2,568,511 cases, while the northern African country Morocco reported 731,084 cases as of Friday afternoon.

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.

In East Africa, Kenya is leading in terms of caseload with 218,713 infections followed at a distance by Uganda with 96,497, Rwanda 78,303 and Tanzania with 1,367.

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