Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases near 1.3m

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The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), on Sunday, said the number of coronavirus positive cases has risen to 1,291,724.

Africa CDC also said that the death toll from the ongoing pandemic climbed to 31,056.

The African Union (AU) Commission’s specialised healthcare agency said the number of COVID-19 recoveries in the continent reached 1,031,453.

Africa’s total COVID-19 cases represent about five per cent of all cases reported globally, it said.

It also said that nine African countries, including South Africa, Ethiopia and Libya accounted for about 81 per cent of the new cases reported during the past week.