ADDIS ABABA, July 15 (Xinhua) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 6,072,120 as of Thursday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the 55-member African Union, said the death toll from the pandemic stands at 154,602 while 5,287,381 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 has recorded 2,236,805 COVID-19 cases by Thursday, the highest in Africa, becoming the only African country to pass the 2 million COVID-19 confirmed cases threshold, while the northern African country of Morocco reported 547,273 cases.
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.