Covid-19 cases in Africa exceed 2.4 million

Addis Ababa, November 22 (IANS): The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 on the African continent has reached 2,043,462, the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

The Continental Agency for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement that the death toll related to the pandemic was 49,099 as of Saturday afternoon.

A total of 1,728,682 people infected with Covid-19 have recovered so far across the continent, according to the Continental Agency for Disease Control and Prevention.

The African countries most affected by Covid-19 in terms of the number of positive cases include South Africa, Morocco, Egypt and Ethiopia, figures from the Africa CDC show.

The Southern African region is the region most affected by Covid-19 both in terms of the number of confirmed positive cases and in terms of the number of deaths, it was noted.

The North African region is the second most affected African region by COVID-19, according to the Africa CDC.

Meanwhile, on Friday the African Union (AU) Commission stressed that Africa’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic is “far from over”.

According to the Pan-African blockade, although Africa has not registered a very high number of cases and deaths of Covid-19 as in other continents, the impact of the pandemic has been “very high on the continent, exerting intense pressure on the already fragile system. health and negatively affect the socio-economic situation of the continent “.

In February 2020, the Africa CDC developed a continental strategy to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, aimed at improving cooperation, collaboration, coordination and communication, preventing serious illness and death and minimizing social hardships and economic consequences due to the pandemic.

The strategy was validated by African health ministers in February and approved by the Office of Heads of State and Government in March 2020.

In June 2020, the Africa CDC had also launched Partnership to Accelerate Covid-19 Testing (PACT), an initiative that allowed it to bring partners together as a collective to expand testing, contact tracing and case handling. COVID-19 across the continent.

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