Almost one million people have been infected with COVID-19 in Africa, according to data from the Africa Centre Control (CDC).
The agency said as of Sunday, August 2, 2020, the 55-nation Africa Union (AU) has 944,450 infections from the virus.
Despite the rising infections from COVID-19, more than half of those who contracted the virus – 602,578 – have recovered, the data further revealed.
However, about 19,920 persons have died from complications from the pandemic.
A region-by-region breakdown of the disease, indicates that Southern Africa has the highest number of COVID-19 cases – 526, 870 – out of which 8, 642 have death and 352, 233 recoveries.
Central Africa remains the least infected region on the continent having reported 48, 897 cases, 941 deaths and 34, 212 recovered persons.