The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across African climbed to 69,578 as of Wednesday from 67,957 on Tuesday, according to figures by the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
The death toll reached 2,403 on Wednesday.
The figures showed that 23,978 recoveries have been registered across the continent as of Wednesday.
The COVID-19 pandemic has spread across 53 African countries.
According to the figures, highly COVID-19 affected African countries include South Africa with 11,350 confirmed cases, Egypt with 10,093 confirmed cases, Morocco with 6,418 confirmed cases as well as Algeria with 6,067 cases.
The Northern African region remains the most affected area across the continent both in terms of positive COVID-19 cases, as well as the number of fatalities.