Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass 140,000 mark: Africa CDC

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-31 22:33:19|Editor: huaxia

Passengers wait at a bus station with signs of social distancing on the ground in Kigali, Rwanda, May 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Cyril Ndegeya)

The number of confirmed #COVID19 cases reached 141,535 in Africa as death toll from the disease hit 4,069 as of Sunday, according to Africa CDC.

ADDIS ABABA, May 31 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 141,535 as the death toll from the ongoing pandemic surged to 4,069 as of Sunday morning, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC in its latest situation update issued on Sunday also revealed the number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across the continent rose from 135,292 on Saturday morning to 141,535 as of Sunday morning, eventually registering 5,243 new cases during the past 24-hours period.

The continental disease control and prevention agency, which noted that the virus has so far spread into 54 African countries, also disclosed that some 59,212 people who have been infected with the COVID-19 have recovered across the continent as of Sunday morning.

The Africa CDC also disclosed that the Northern African region is the most affected area across the continent both in terms of positive COVID-19 cases, as well as the number of deaths.