The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has urged the African countries to prepare itself for possible second wave COVID-19 infections.
According to the Africa CDC, on Friday, the number of confirmed cases in the African continent has reached 1,759,794.
The continental disease control and prevention agency in a statement, said the death toll stood at 42,336 as of Friday afternoon.
It also said, a total of 1,438,841 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent so far.
According to the Africa CDC, the most COVID-19 affected African countries in terms of the number of positive cases includes; The Southern Africa region which is the most COVID-19 affected region both in terms of the number of confirmed positive cases as well as the number of deaths and The Northern Africa region is the second most COVID-19-affected African region, Morocco, Egypt, Ethiopia and Nigeria follows.
The continental disease control Director, John Nkengasong, during a virtual press conference on Thursday, said “the time for the continent to prepare for the second wave is now’’
The director said the continent has to prepare for a second wave of COVID-19 infections, as the number of new cases in several African countries is showing a slight increase.