Addis Ababa, Aug. 22, 2020 (Xinhua) -- People wearing face masks walk past a poster promoting the use of face mask and face shield in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, Aug. 21, 2020. Ethiopia's confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 39,033 after 1,368 new . Image Source: IANS News

Addis Ababa, March 8 : The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 3,955,148, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the 55-member African Union (AU), on Sunday said the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 105,490, while 3,533,574 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease, Xinhua news agency reported.

The most affected countries in terms of the number of confirmed positive cases are South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and Ethiopia, the agency noted.

South Africa has lost 50,647 lives to the disease, the most among African countries, followed by Egypt, at 10,954, and Morocco, at 8,676, according to the Africa CDC.

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