African countries conduct close to 42 million COVID-19 tests: Africa CDC

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AFRICA countries have conducted 41,888,333 COVID-19 tests, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Thursday.

The Africa CDC, a specialized healthcare agency of the African Union (AU), said COVID-19 tests that were conducted by African countries during the past week.

They registered a 2.4 percent increase from tests carried out in the previous week, the agency announced in its latest continental update.

According to the agency, Africa’s total COVID-19 positivity rate is 10.2 percent.

The African continent has reported 4,383,168 COVID-19 cases, the agency stated in its latest update.

It also said that the death toll from the pandemic stood at 116,727 while 3,933,939 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease so far.

South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Ethiopia, and Egypt are among the African countries with the most cases in the continent, according to the agency.

In terms of the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, southern Africa is the most affected region, followed by northern Africa and eastern Africa regions, while central Africa is the least affected region in the continent, according to the African health agency. (Xinhua/NAN)

– Apr. 15, 2021 @ 16:35 GMT

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