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Africa’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Close To 2 Million

A boda-boda, or motorcycle taxi, driver wears a makeshift mask made from a local fabric known as Kitenge as he looks for customers in the Kibera neighbourhood of Nairobi, Kenya Friday, March 20, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough and the vast majority recover in 2-6 weeks but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health issues, the virus that causes COVID-19 can result in more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Patrick Ngugi)

 

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the African continent has reached 1,998,253, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Wednesday.

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The continental disease control and prevention agency said in a statement that the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 48,016 as of Wednesday afternoon.

 

 

A total of 1,685,914 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent so far, according to the Africa CDC.

 

 

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 affected African region, according to the Africa CDC.

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