BRAZZAVILLE, 5 February 2021 – The African continent has confirmed 3,629,085 COVID-19 cases of the new coronavirus as of Friday.

The death toll from the virus for the continent has reached no fewer than 93,640, with 3,126,420 full recoveries.

Students in South Africa getting temperatures checked - Photo Voice of America

Students in South Africa getting temperatures checked – Photo Voice of America

South Africa remains the country with the highest number of cases – 1,466,767 – and the highest number of fatalities – 45,605 deaths as of February 5.

Other African countries with high infection rates are Morocco (473,667 cases), Tunisia (213,949), Egypt (168,057), Ethiopia (140,157) and Nigeria (136,030).

The latest data on the continent was provided Friday by the Center for Systems Sciences and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

The Baltimore-based “birthplace of modern medicine” uses statistics from the World Health Organization and other international organizations as well as national and regional public health institutions.

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