Globally, COVID-19 stats stand at 154 million confirmed cases, over 3 million deaths, and 91 million recoveries. According to the Africa Centre for Disease Control, Africa’s proportion in these numbers is a total of 4,586,147 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 122,907 deaths, and 4,134,12 recoveries. In line with the ongoing global vaccination drive over 12,757,451 vaccinations have been administered across the continent as of today.
South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,586,148 – and 54,511 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco ( 512,285 ), Tunisia ( 314,152 ), Ethiopia ( 259,354 ), Egypt ( 231,803 ), Libya ( 178,672 ) and Nigeria ( 165,215 ). Burundi has had only a little over 4,000 cases, 773 recoveries, and 6 deaths.
Globally, COVID-19 stats stand at 154 million confirmed cases, over 3 million deaths, and 91 million recoveries. According to the Africa Centre for Disease Control, Africa's proportion in these numbers is a total of 4,586,147 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 122,907 deaths, and 4,134,12 recoveries. In line with the ongoing global vaccination drive over 12,757,451 vaccinations have been administered across the continent as of today. South Africa has the most reported cases - 1,586,148 - and 54,511 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco ( 512,285 ), Tunisia ( 314,152 ), Ethiopia ( 259,354 ), Egypt ( 231,803 ), Libya ( 178,672 ) and
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South Africa on Sunday suspended plans to inoculate its front-line health care workers with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, after a clinical trial suggested that it isn't effective in preventing mild to moderate illness from the variant dominant in the country.