Africa’s COVID-19 cases top 3.99 million – Africa CDC

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People visit an expo in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, Dec. 14, 2020. Rwandan Minister of Health Daniel Ngamije on Sunday warned the COVID-19 pandemic has reached a
People visit an expo in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, Dec. 14, 2020. Rwandan Minister of Health Daniel Ngamije on Sunday warned the COVID-19 pandemic has reached a "critical stage" in the country, with an ongoing spike in new cases and increase in deaths. (Photo by Cyril Ndegeya/Xinhua)

COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 3,996,741 as of Thursday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the African Union, said the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 106,743, while 3,578,073 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease.

The most affected countries in terms of caseload include South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and Ethiopia, the agency noted.

South Africa has reported 51,015 deaths from the disease, the most among the African countries, it said.

Africa CDC Director John Nkengasong recently said that African countries were facing several challenges as they were in bad need of vaccines, emphasizing the need to strictly adhere to public health precautionary measures. Enditem

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