Africa's COVID-19 infections top 1.93 million mark
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The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Africa surpassed the 1.93 million mark on Friday as the continent's caseload continues to rise steadily.

According to the latest data from the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Africa had reported 1,930,981 cases and 46,505 deaths by Friday afternoon.

South Africa remains the hardest-hit country by the pandemic on the continent, having registered 744,732 cases and 20,076 fatalities.

The country accounts for 38.57 percent of Africa's caseload and 43.17 percent of its death toll.

Besides South Africa, only Morocco (276,821), Egypt (110,095) and Ethiopia (101,248) have recorded more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases in Africa.

A wider look at the data shows that 10 African countries have registered more than 50,000 cases.

Nine countries have reported more than 1,000 deaths.

The Africa CDC data shows that some 1,634,235 patients successfully recovered from the disease in Africa.