The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), on Sunday, said the number of COVID-19 positive cases has risen to 1,291,724 in the continent.
Africa CDC also said that the death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic climbed to 31,056.
The African Union (AU) Commission’s specialised healthcare agency said the number of coronavirus recoveries in the continent reached 1,031,453.
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Africa’s total Coronavirus cases represent about five per cent of all cases reported globally, it said.
The Africa CDC, on Friday, said that nine African countries, including South Africa, Ethiopia and Libya accounted for about 81 per cent of the new Coronavirus cases reported during the past week.