The death toll from COVID-19 pandemic in Africa Tuesday reached 816 as the number of confirmed cases rose across the continent, according to figures released by the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).
The latest update show that the number of confirmed positive cases across the continent rose from 14,524 on Monday to 15,249 as of Tuesday morning.
The death toll from the pandemic across the continent was 788 on Monday.
Highly affected African countries include South Africa with 2,272 confirmed cases, Egypt with 2,190 confirmed cases, Algeria with 1,914 confirmed cases, and Morocco with 1,763 confirmed cases.
At least 2,895 people who had contracted the COVID-19 have recovered.
The Northern African region remains the most affected area across the continent in terms of positive COVID-19 cases, and the number of deaths.
Northern African countries have so far registered more than 6,625 positive COVID-19 cases with 619 deaths.
The African Union activated its Emergency Operations Center and its Incident Management System for the COVID-19 outbreak on Jan. 27.