Tuesday April 13, 2021

Africa's COVID-19 cases pass 4.3m

Published : 08 Apr 2021, 21:59

  DF News Desk

COVID-19 patients receive medical care at Martini Hospital in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia, Feb. 24, 2021. File Photo: Xinhua.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,301,375 as of Thursday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said, reported Xinhua.

The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the African Union (AU), said the death toll from the pandemic stood at 114,598 while 3,868,129 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease.

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

In terms of the number of cases, southern Africa is the most affected region, followed by northern Africa and eastern Africa regions, while central Africa is the least affected region in the continent, according to the African health agency.

African countries have received about 33.8 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from different sources, mainly the COVAX facility, and through bilateral agreements outside the COVAX facility, according to the Africa CDC.