29 Jan 2022, 14:46

Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass 10.37 mln: Africa CDC

ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 29, 2022 (BSS/Xinhua) - The number of confirmed COVID-19

cases in Africa has reached 10,373,362 cases as of Wednesday, 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 234,821 with 9,289,674 recoveries so far.
South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia and Ethiopia are among the countries with the
most cases on the continent, it said.

  Figures from the Africa CDC show that African countries have so far
conducted about 92,705,703 COVID-19 medical tests.

  The African continent presently represents 3.3 percent of all COVID-19
cases reported globally, as well as 4.2 percent of all COVID-19 related
deaths globally, according to the agency.

  In terms of 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.


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