Medics rescue a COVID-19 patient at Huoshenshan Hospital, Wuhan, Feb. 24, 2020. Photo by Wang Haoyu/People’s Daily Online
Photo by Wang Haoyu/People’s Daily Online

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent rose to 152,442 as of Tuesday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC in its latest update issued on Tuesday revealed that the number of confirmed positive cases across the continent rose from 147,099 on Monday to 152,442 as of Tuesday afternoon, after registering 5,343 new cases over the past 24 hours.

The death toll from the pandemic also rose to 4,344 on Tuesday, after having registered 116 new deaths over the past 24 hours.

The continental disease control and prevention agency, which noted that the virus has so far spread into 54 African countries, also disclosed that some 63,661 people who have been infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent so far.

Figures from the Africa CDC showed that amid the rapid spread of the virus across the continent, the highly COVID-19 affected African countries include South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Algeria, Ghana, as well as Morocco.

The Africa CDC also said 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.

The Western Africa region is the second most affected area both in terms of positive cases and the number of deaths, followed by the Southern Africa region, according to the Africa CDC.

The Africa CDC also indicated that Eastern and Central African regions are relatively the least affected areas in Africa. Enditem

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