African countries report 7,985 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases as tally nears 11.59 mn

by IANS |

Addis Ababa, May 21 (IANS) The African continent reported 7,985 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases during the past 24 hours, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

Figures from the Africa CDC on Friday evening showed that the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases across the continent rose from 11,580,073 on Thursday to 11,588,058 as of Friday, Xinhua news agency reported.

The death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic on the African continent has reached 252,862 while 10,911,109 people who have been infected with the disease have recovered, the specialised healthcare agency of the African Union said.

South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt 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 3,915,258 cases, while the northern African country of Morocco reported 1,166,224 as of Friday evening.

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.

Latest News
Rajasthan Cong seeks NIA probe into BJP's alleged links with terrorists Tue, Jul 05, 2022, 04:30 PM
Will BJP respect 5-term Jalalpore MLA's wishes and renominate him? Tue, Jul 05, 2022, 04:29 PM
Congress raises pitch on PSI recruitment scam in Karnataka, BJP hits back Tue, Jul 05, 2022, 04:17 PM
ACB conducts raids on Oppn leader Siddaramaiah's right hand man in K'taka Tue, Jul 05, 2022, 04:16 PM
Proposal sent to rename wards in Ayodhya after Kalyan Singh, Ashok Singhal Tue, Jul 05, 2022, 04:06 PM
David Warner's wife fumes over life-time ban on husband from taking up leadership role in Australia Tue, Jul 05, 2022, 03:55 PM
'Chalk and cheese': Stark contrast in Rishabh Pant's batting in red and white-ball cricket Tue, Jul 05, 2022, 03:44 PM
Juvenile held in Delhi for raping 12-year-old kin Tue, Jul 05, 2022, 03:27 PM
Sudanese leader says military to stay out of political talks Tue, Jul 05, 2022, 03:22 PM
Kerala Minister Saji Cherian criticises Constitution, rtd judge seeks resignation Tue, Jul 05, 2022, 03:20 PM
Palestine rejects results of US probe on Al Jazeera journo's killing Tue, Jul 05, 2022, 03:15 PM
The Ukraine war shapes a new world order - unipolarity crumbles to give way to multipolarity-Part 2 Tue, Jul 05, 2022, 03:04 PM
India were disappointing and timid to say the least on Day 4, says Shastri Tue, Jul 05, 2022, 02:49 PM
Elderly couple found murdered in Kanpur Tue, Jul 05, 2022, 02:44 PM
India has to limit loan Tue, Jul 05, 2022, 02:34 PM