COVID-19 recoveries in Africa surpass 2 million: Africa CDC

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The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) recoveries in the African continent has reached 2,010,127, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Saturday.

The continental disease control and prevention agency said in a statement that the number of overall COVID-19 cases in the continent stands at 2,343,128 as of Saturday afternoon.

A total of 55,669 people infected have died from the disease across the continent so far, according to the continental disease control and prevention agency.

The most coronavirus affected African countries in terms of the number of positive cases include South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, and Ethiopia, figures from the Africa CDC showed.

The southern Africa region is the most COVID-19 affected region both in terms of the number of confirmed positive cases as well as the number of deaths, it was noted.

The northern Africa region is the second most affected African region by the pandemic, according to the Africa CDC.

South Africa currently has the most COVID-19 cases, which hit 845,083. The country also has the highest number of deaths at 22,952.
Morocco comes next with 394,564 confirmed cases and 6,542 deaths, followed by Egypt with 120,611 confirmed cases and 6,877 deaths, Africa CDC said.

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