Africa’s COVID-19 caseload stretched further to reach 1,842,463 infections on Friday with a death toll of 44,843, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
Different regions on the continent continue to report varying trends as some countries see a resurgence of cases while others report dormant trends.
South Africa remains the continent’s hardest-hit country, having registered 732,414 infections and 19,677 fatalities.
Morocco (240,951) and Egypt (108,530) are the only other African countries that have recorded more than 100,000 cases.
The two countries are also the only others in Africa to have reported more than 200 deaths, as Egypt has recorded 6,329 fatalities while Morocco has registered 4,059.
A total of nine countries in Africa have reported more than 50,000 COVID-19 infections while eight countries have lost more than 1,000 patients to the disease.
Successful recoveries on the continent stand at 1,542,849.
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