The total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Africa has reached 4,154,938.
The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said South Africa has lost 52,535 lives to COVID-19, followed by Egypt, with 11,768, and Morocco with 8,788 deaths.
The specialised healthcare agency of the African Union (AU), said the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 111,318, while 3,723,621 patients across the continent recovered from the disease.
Southern Africa is the most affected region in terms of confirmed cases, followed by northern Africa and eastern Africa regions. It stated that Central Africa is the least affected African region in terms of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Five countries account for about 65 per cent of all cases reported in Africa, namely South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Ethiopia.
According to the Africa CDC, the African continent accounts for 4.1 per cent of total COVID-19 cases reported globally. Deaths related to COVID-19 in Africa account for about 4 per cent of the global toll, the Africa CDC said on Thursday.