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Health workers disinfect medical supplies at Fann hospital in Dakar, Senegal, on Aug 6, 2020. (Xinhua/Eddy Peters)

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the African continent has reached 2,196,257 as of Thursday afternoon, the Africa CDC said.

ADDIS ABABA, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the African continent has reached 2,196,257 as of Thursday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The continental disease control and prevention agency said in a statement that the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 52,490.

A total of 1,862,685 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent so far, according to the continental disease control and prevention agency.

A nurse is seen in the hallway of Fann's hospital in Dakar, Senegal, on Aug 6, 2020. (Xinhua/Eddy Peters)

The most COVID-19 affected African countries in terms of the number of positive cases include South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, and Ethiopia, figures from the Africa CDC showed.

The southern Africa region is the most COVID-19 affected region both in terms of the number of confirmed positive cases as well as the number of deaths, it was noted.

The northern Africa region is the second most COVID-19-affected African region, according to the Africa CDC.

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