ADDIS ABABA, May 17 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,685,412 as of Monday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the 55-member African Union, said the death toll from the pandemic stands at 126,161, while 4,239,709 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease.
South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Ethiopia and Egypt are the countries with the most cases in the continent, according to the Africa CDC.
In terms of the number of cases, southern Africa is the most affected region, followed by northern Africa and eastern Africa regions, while central Africa is the least affected region in the continent, according to the agency.
South Africa has recorded 1,611,143 COVID-19 cases, the most among African countries.
Morocco is so far the second African country to have passed the 500,000 COVID-19 infections mark, registering 514,817 COVID-19 cases as of Monday noon.
Tunisia came third with 325,832 COVID-19 infections.