As of Monday 31st May 31, 2021, the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Africa has reached 4.8 million, reports stated.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) confirmed the figure and said the death toll from the pandemic stands at 130,451 while 4,365,227 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease.
The specialised healthcare agency of the African Union said South Africa; Morocco; Tunisia; Ethiopia and Egypt are the countries with the most cases in the continent.
South Africa has recorded the highest COVID-19 cases in Africa at 1,659,070, while the two northern African countries, Morocco and Tunisia reported 519,108 and 344,688 cases respectively as of Monday.
In terms of the 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 in the continent, the Africa CDC, said.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s cases of the deadly disease now stand at 166, 315.
A total of 2,071 persons have died from the disease while 156, 558 persons have been discharged.