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Africa's COVID-19 cases near 8.27 mln: Africa CDC

27 Sep 2021, 02:55 GMT+10

ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 8,268,818 as of Sunday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the African Union, said the death toll from the pandemic across the continent stands at 209,747.

Some 7,592,475 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease so far.

South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia and Ethiopia are among the countries with the most cases in the continent, according to the agency.

South Africa has recorded the most COVID-19 cases in Africa with 2,895,976 cases, while Morocco, the northern African country, reported 928,571 cases as of Sunday 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.

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