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Africa's COVID-19 cases near 8.48 mln: Africa CDC

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A woman receives the COVID-19 vaccine in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 13, 2021. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde) 

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 8,476,312 cases as of Wednesday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 8,476,312 cases as of Wednesday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the African Union, said the death toll from the pandemic across the continent stands at 217,483.

Some 7,868,860 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease so far, according to the agency.

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

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A man receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Tunis, Tunisia, Sept. 26, 2021. (Photo by Adel Ezzine/Xinhua)

In terms of the caseloads, 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. 

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