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Africa’s COVID-19 cases exceeds 3.96m as the continent faces pandemic fatigue

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa on Monday reached 3,963,706.

The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) who confirmed the development said that African countries were facing several challenges, as they were in bad need of vaccines.

Africa CDC Director, John Nkengasong, said, “our population has begun to face what is called pandemic fatigue. We have been doing this for one year and people are getting tired,” NAN quoted him as saying.

He also emphasised the need to strictly adhere to public health precautionary measures.

The Africa CDC, a specialised healthcare agency of the AU, said the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 105,722, while 3,540,989 patients across the continent had recovered from the disease.

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

South Africa has lost 50,678 lives to the disease, the most among African countries, according to the Africa CDC.

Meanwhile, Nigeria now has 158,506 confirmed cases,

It has also recorded 1969 fatalities.

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