Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 180,000 mark

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across the African continent reached 183,474, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said Sunday.

The Africa CDC in its latest update said that the number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases rose from 176,807 on Saturday afternoon to 183,474 as of Sunday afternoon. The death toll from the pandemic also rose from 4,902 Saturday afternoon to 5,041 as of Sunday afternoon, according to the Africa CDC.

The continental disease control and prevention agency, which noted that the virus has so far spread into 54 African countries, also said that some 81,367 people who have been infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent so far.

The Africa CDC also disclosed that the Northern African region is the most affected area across the continent both in terms of positive COVID-19 cases, as well as the number of deaths.