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.