The African Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in the Africa region has reached close to 1.98M cases.
The Health agency made the disclosure in a statement, noting that a total of 1,664,801 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent.
The statement further added that the most COVID-19 affected African countries in terms of the number of positive cases include South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, and Ethiopia.
According to Africa CDC, Northern Africa Region is the second most COVID-19 affected African Region.
“The death toll related to the pandemic stood at 47,375 as at Monday. The Southern Africa region is the most COVID-19 affected region both in terms of the number of confirmed positive cases as well as the number of deaths.”
According to the World Health Organization, the available data for a few African countries suggests that many positive cases are simply being missed, which allows the virus to spread even further.
“We know that many African countries have weak health systems and testing is significantly insufficient overall. The data on confirmed cases is only meaningful in combination, with a countries testing policy, how much and who they are testing, and how many tests return a positive result.”