Africa’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Close To 2.25 Million

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – AUGUST 19: A general view of Clairwood Hospital which is one of the quarantine and isolation health facilities for Covid-19 patients on August 19, 2020 in Durban, South Africa. According to a media release, the Premier’s visit comes after the release of Covid-19 related procurement in the province and the visit was to demonstrate how money has been spent on refurbishing the hospital. (Photo by Darren Stewart/Gallo Images via Getty Images)


The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the African continent has reached 2,248,269 as of Sunday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Sunday.


The continental disease control and prevention agency said in a statement that the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 53,543.

A total of 1,916,227 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent so far, according to the continental disease control and prevention agency.

The most COVID-19 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 COVID-19-affected African region, according to the Africa CDC


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