The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Africa is now close to four million, according to the latest estimates of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC-Africa), which relies on international assistance and medical partnerships to ensure vaccine supplies.
Thus, the total number of infections so far is 3,945,544 people, while the number of deaths already stands at 105,227. A total of 3,522,230 patients have recovered from the disease across the continent.
The CDC has noted that the most affected countries in terms of number of confirmed positive cases are South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Ethiopia.
South Africa, in particular, has lost 50,566 lives to the disease, the highest number of deaths among African countries, according to the agency.
Egypt and Morocco have the second and third highest number of deaths, with 10,916 and 8,673 deaths caused by COVID-19, according to the CDC.