The number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across the African continent surpassed 162,673, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said Thursday.
The Africa CDC in its latest update revealed that the number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases rose from 158,318 on Wednesday to 162,673 as of Thursday morning.
The total death toll from the pandemic also rose from 4,508 on Wednesday to 4,601 as of Thursday morning.
The continental disease control and prevention agency, which noted that the virus has so far spread into 54 African countries, also disclosed that some 70,475 people who have been infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent so far.
The most affected African countries by the virus in terms of cases include South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Algeria, Ghana, as well as Morocco. 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 Southern Africa region is the second most COVID-19 affected area, followed by the Western Africa region, according to the Africa CDC. Enditem