ADDIS ABABA, July 12 (Xinhua) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 5,961,128 as of Monday 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 151,945 while 5,194,209 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 two million COVID-19 confirmed cases threshold.
South Africa has recorded the highest COVID-19 cases in Africa, at 2,195,599, while the northern African country Morocco reported 542,462 cases as of Monday afternoon.
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.