The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), on Sunday, declared the number of coronavirus positive cases mounted to 1,291,724 in the continent.
Africa CDC also pronounced that the death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic scaled to 31,056.
The African Union (AU) Commission’s specialised healthcare agency said the number of COVID-19 recoveries in the continent reached 1,031,453.
Africa’s total COVID-19 cases represent about five per cent of all cases reported worldwide, it said.
The Africa CDC, on Friday, said that nine African countries, including South Africa, Ethiopia and Libya accounted for about 81 per cent of the new COVID-19 cases reported during the past week.