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A man helps children wash their hands before getting on a bus in Kampala, Uganda, on Aug. 2, 2021. (Xinhua/Hajarah Nalwadda)

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 6,815,341 as of Wednesday afternoon, the Africa CDC said.

ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 6,815,341 as of Wednesday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the African Union, said the death toll from the pandemic stands at 172,836.

About 5,969,490 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease, according to the agency.

People wait to get inoculated against COVID-19 at a vaccination site in Cape Town, South Africa, on May 7, 2021. (Xinhua/Fred Baker)

South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Ethiopia are the countries with the most cases in the continent, according to the Africa CDC.

In terms of the caseload, southern Africa is the most affected region, followed by the northern and eastern parts of the continent, while central Africa is the least affected region in the continent, according to the Africa CDC.

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