African Countries Conduct More Than 52.6M COVID-19 Tests – Africa CDC

A medical worker collects a swab sample from a mother for COVID-19 tests at a hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)


At least 52,694,781 COVID-19 tests have been conducted by African countries, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said Thursday.



The Africa CDC said 1,378,735 new tests were carried out during the past week, registering a 15 percent increase from tests carried out in the previous week, the agency announced in its latest continental update.


According to the agency, the overall positivity rate of the continent was 10.4 percent.


As of Thursday afternoon, the number of COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 5,509,362.


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


South Africa has recorded the highest COVID-19 cases in Africa, at 1,973,972, while the northern African country Morocco reported 531,361 cases as of Thursday afternoon.


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