Covid Cases Increase in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, March 17 (Xinhua/APP): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,051,362 as of Wednesday noon, 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 related to the pandemic stood at 108,391, while 3,641,349 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease so far.

According to the agency, nine African countries have so far reported more than 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, in which South Africa is the only African country that has reported more than 500,000 confirmed cases, at 1,530,966.

The other eight African countries are Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Libya, Algeria, and Kenya.

The agency said 23 countries have reported between 10,001 cases and 100,000 cases, while 22 other AU members have reported fewer than 10,000 cases each.

According to the Africa CDC, southern Africa is the most affected region in terms of confirmed cases, followed by the northern Africa and eastern Africa regions.

Central Africa is the least affected African region in terms of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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