The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 3,975,045 as of Tuesday, the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
The Africa CDC, the specialised healthcare agency of the 55-member AU, said the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 106,095, while 3,552,813 patients across the continent had recovered from the disease.
The most affected countries in terms of the number of confirmed positive cases are South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and Ethiopia, the agency noted.
South Africa has lost 50,803 lives to the disease, the most among African countries, followed by Egypt at 11,038 and Morocco at 8,683, according to the Africa CDC.
African countries were facing several challenges, as they were in bad need of vaccines, Africa CDC Director, John Nkengasong, said.
Meanwhile, “our population has begun to face what is called pandemic fatigue. We have been doing this for one year and people are getting tired,” he added.
He also emphasised the need to strictly adhere to public health precautionary measures.