People over 55 year of age receive AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccines, sent by World Health Organisation’s (WHO) COVAX, against COVID-19 pandemic at Kazanches Health Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on April 14, 2021. (Photo by Minasse Wondimu Hailu / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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Africa’s COVID-19 Cases Surpass 7.07 Million


The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 7,074,924 as of Tuesday 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 178,160 while 6,173,498 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease.


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

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South Africa has recorded the most COVID-19 cases in Africa with 2,540,222 cases, while the northern African country of Morocco reported 701,325 cases as of Tuesday afternoon, it was noted.


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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