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Africa’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 6 Million Mark

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 6,027,574 as of Wednesday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the African Union, said the death toll from the pandemic stands at 153,549 while 5,259,921 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease.

South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Ethiopia and Egypt are the countries with the most cases in the continent, according to the Africa CDC.

South Africa is so far the only African country to pass the two million COVID-19 confirmed cases threshold.

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South Africa has recorded the highest COVID-19 cases in Africa, at 2,219,316 while the northern African country Morocco reported 545,016 cases as of Wednesday afternoon.

In terms of the caseload, southern Africa is the most affected region, followed by the northern and eastern parts of the continent, while central Africa is the least affected region in the continent, according to the Africa CDC.


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