The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases hit 17,247 in Africa as death toll from the disease reached 910, according to the latest data from the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

The death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic reached 910 as the number of confirmed cases hit 17,247 across the African continent as of Thursday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC, a specialized agency of the 55-member African Union (AU) Commission, in its latest situation update said the most severely affected African countries include South Africa with 2,506 confirmed cases, Egypt with 2,505 cases, Algeria with 2,160 cases, as well as Morocco with 2,024 cases.

The agency also said that some 3,546 people who have been infected with the COVID-19 have recovered.

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