Wednesday September 22, 2021

Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass 6.75m

Published : 02 Aug 2021, 22:45

  DF News Desk

A school staff member takes temperature of students before allowing them to go to the classroom in Cape Town, South Africa, July 28, 2021. Photo: Xinhua.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 6,755,192 as of Monday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said, reported Xinhua.

The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the African Union, said the death toll from the pandemic stands at 171,187.

Some 5,912,335 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease, according to the agency.

South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Ethiopia are 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.