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Africa's Covid-19 cases surpass 7.5 million-Africa CDC

Africa's Covid-19 cases surpass 7.5 million-Africa CDC
A South African man (R) reacts as he receives his first dose of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, in Zwartkops Raceway drive-through vaccination site in Centurion, on August 13, 2021.   -  
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The total number of active cases of Covid-19 cases in Africa has surpassed 7,548,957 as of Monday, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) depicting a positive trend in the cumulative number even as the continent fights the new delta variant.

The body further revealed that the death toll from the pandemic stood at 189,307.

It added that 6,645,572 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease so far.

Touted for having recorded fewer virus tests, Africa has diagnosed a total of 64,594,445 cases.

South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia and Ethiopia are among the countries with the most cases on the continent, according to the agency.

South Africa recorded 10,748 new cases on Sunday bringing the cumulative total number to 2,690,973. 

In terms of caseload, southern Africa is the most affected region, followed by the northern and eastern parts of the continent, while central Africa is the least affected region on the continent.