Africa’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 2 Million

A woman sells fried chicken at her open stall along a street, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nairobi, Kenya April 19, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya


The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the African continent has surpassed 2 million, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Thursday.



The latest figures from the continental disease control and prevention agency showed that a total of 2,013,388 cases were reported across the continent with the death toll related to the pandemic standing at 48,408 as of Thursday morning.


The 54-country continent has seen more than 1.7 million recoveries from COVID-19 so far, according to 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.


Southern Africa is the most affected region on the continent both in terms of the number of confirmed positive cases and number of deaths.


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