The number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across the African continent surpassed 176,807, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said Saturday.

The Africa CDC in its latest update said that the number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases rose from 171,2016 on Friday evening to 176,807 as of Saturday afternoon.

The death toll from the pandemic also rose from 4,766 Friday evening to 4,902 as of Saturday 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 78,267 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. Enditem


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