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Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass 8.27 mln: Africa CDC

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People show their vaccination cards after receiving the first dose of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine at Kyadondo Rugby Club in Kampala, capital of Uganda, Sept. 23, 2021. (Xinhua/Hajarah Nalwadda)

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 8,275,465 as of Monday afternoon, the Africa CDC said.

ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 8,275,465 as of Monday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the African Union (AU), said the death toll from the pandemic across the continent stands at 209,998.

Some 7,600,246 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease so far.

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A health worker administers a dose of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for a man in Kampala, capital of Uganda, Sept. 23, 2021. (Xinhua/Hajarah Nalwadda)

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

South Africa has recorded the most COVID-19 cases in Africa with 2,896,943 cases, while the northern African country Morocco reported 929,305 cases as of Monday.

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.   

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