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

Africa Reports Nearly 3.95 Million COVID-19 Cases

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 3,948,029 as of Saturday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.


Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the 55-member African Union (AU), said the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 105,275, while some 3,526,325 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease.

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The most affected countries in terms of the number of confirmed positive cases are South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and Ethiopia, it said.


South Africa has reported 50,566 deaths from the disease, the most among African countries, followed by Egypt, at 10,916, and Morocco, at 8,673, according to the agency.


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