Coronavirus in South Africa. AFP
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 6,267,776 as of Tuesday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the African Union, said the death toll from the pandemic stands at 158,697 across the continent.
Some 5,477,934 COVID-19 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease, it was noted.
South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Ethiopia and Egypt are the countries with the most cases in the continent, according to the Africa CDC.
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, according to the Africa CDC.