The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), on Sunday, said the num- ber of coronavirus positive cases has risen to 1,291,724 in the continent
Africa CDC also said that the death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic climbed to 31,056.
The African Union (AU) Com- mission’s specialised healthcare agency said the number of COV- ID-19 recoveries in the continent reached 1,031,453.
Africa’s total COVID-19 cas- es represent about five per cent of all cases reported globally, it said.
The Africa CDC, on Friday, said that nine African countries, including South Africa, Ethiopia and Libya accounted for about 81 per cent of the new COV- ID-19 cases reported during the past week. (Xinhua/NAN).