The number of confirmed cases in the African continent reached 1,842,463 with a death toll of 44,843 as of Friday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
A total of 1,542,849 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent so far, according to the continental disease control and prevention agency.
The most COVID-19 affected African countries in terms of the number of positive cases include South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Ethiopia and Nigeria, figures from the Africa CDC show.
The southern Africa region is the most COVID-19 affected region both in terms of the number of confirmed positive cases as well as the number of deaths, it was noted.
The northern Africa region is the second most COVID-19-affected African region, according to the Africa CDC.