The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa reached 5,417,858 as of Monday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
The Africa CDC, the specialised healthcare agency of the 55-member African Union, said that the death toll from the pandemic stands at 141,290 while 4,750,166 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease, the Xinhua news agency reported.
South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Ethiopia and Egypt are the countries with the most cases in the continent, according to the Africa CDC.
South Africa has recorded the highest Covid-19 cases in Africa, at 1,928,897, while the northern African country Morocco reported 529,676 cases as of Monday noon.
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.