ADDIS ABABA, July 16 (Xinhua) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 6,120,888 as of Friday noon, 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 155,502 while 5,320,688 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 2 million mark of confirmed COVID-19 cases, reaching
2,253,240. Morocco, in northern Africa, reported 549,844 cases as of Friday noon.
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.