Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 8.66 mln: Africa CDC

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 8,663,202 as of Friday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The specialized healthcare agency of the African Union (AU) said the death toll across the continent stands at 223,470, and some 8,103,604 patients have recovered from the disease so far.

South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia and Ethiopia are among the countries with the most cases on the continent, said Africa CDC.

South Africa has recorded the most COVID-19 cases in Africa with nearly 3 million cases, followed by the northern African country of Morocco with 950,088 as of Friday afternoon, it said.

In terms of the caseloads, 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, according to the Africa CDC.