Africa's Covid-19 cases pass 11.55mn: Africa CDC

by IANS |

Addis Ababa, May 16 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa reached 11,555,033, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

Over 11 crore Covid cases were reported as of Sunday evening, Xinhua news agency reported.

The specialised healthcare agency of the African Union (AU) said the death toll across the continent stands at 252,637 and some 10,874,157 patients have recovered from the disease so far.

South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia and Libya are among the countries with the most cases on the continent, said the Africa CDC.

South Africa has recorded the most Covid-19 cases in Africa with 3,887,449 cases followed by the northern African country Morocco with 1,165,796 cases as of Sunday evening, it added.

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, according to the Africa CDC.

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