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Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Libya, Algeria, and Kenya surpassed the 100,000 cases threshold, while South Africa is the only nation reporting over half a million COVID-19 infections.
Africa's Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported that nine out of 55 countries have more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases. This, as vaccination through the COVAX mechanism, slowly advances in the continent.
The South of the continent is the hardest-hit region as Central Africa reports fewer cases than northern Africa and eastern Africa regions.
On Monday, the CDC reported that the continent reached four million cases, and the death toll remains at 107,822 thus far. The CDC carries out a training program for volunteers to help with the epidemiological surveys to identify more cases.
#FromTheSouth News Bits | South Africa suspends its vaccination plan of front line health workers with the Astra Zeneca vaccine after a clinical trial suggested it is not effective in preventing the dominant COVID-19 variant in the country. pic.twitter.com/SqCpzQUH6s