The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday urged the African continent to brace itself for possible second wave COVID-19 infections.
According to Africa CDC, the number of confirmed cases in the African continent has reached 1,759,794.
The continental disease control and prevention agency said in a statement that the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 42,336 as of Friday afternoon.
A total of 1,438,841 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent so far, the Africa CDC said.
The most COVID-19 affected African countries in terms of the number of positive cases include South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Ethiopia and Nigeria.
The Southern Africa region is the most COVID-19 affected region both in terms of the number of confirmed positive cases as well as the number of deaths.
The Northern Africa region is the second most COVID-19-affected African region, according to the Africa CDC.
John Nkengasong, Africa CDC Director,…
Source: Guardian Newspaper