Total COVID-19 infections in Africa surpassed 8 million cases since the beginning of the pandemic, according to Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), media agencies reported on Wednesday.
The organization revealed that the total number reached 8,417,000 cases since the beginning of Coronavirus spread in the continent.
It added that the number of deaths linked to the virus reached 215,500 cases, on the other hand, 7,760,000 were recovered from the virus.
Regarding the process of vaccination in Africa, the percentage of fully vaccinated people is 4.3%, while, the percentage of people who received at least the first dose of the vaccine is 6.7%.
The statement also added that there are several African countries that succeeded in spreading up the vaccination rollout such as Morroco which vaccinated 53% of its population, South African that vaccinated 19% of its people, Tunisia that vaccinated 26% of its residents, and Algeria that vaccinated 9% of its people.
It is worthy to mention that the World Health Organization (WHO) mentioned that the COVID-19 weekly infections dropped by 9% globally.
The organization added that the number of deaths related to the virus also dropped by 4% in a week. 3.1 million infections were recorded globally last week, alongside 54,000 deaths.
In the same context, the infection rates in Africa declined by 43%, and in East Mediterranean dropped by 21%.
On the other hand, the infections in South East Asia saw a decline by 19%, compared to 12% in the Pacific.
Regarding the Americans, the percentage of infection rates drop reached 12%, unlike Europe which was the only region that saw a rise in infections by 5%.