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The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the African Union, said around 1.12 percent of Africa's population have received a full vaccine regimen
By Xinhua | 24 Jun 2021
ADDIS ABABA, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Some 51 African countries have acquired about 61.4 million COVID-19 vaccines so far, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said Thursday.
The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the African Union, said around 1.12 percent of Africa's population have received a full vaccine regimen.
Some 48.6 million of the total 61.4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered, the Africa CDC said.
Five countries, namely Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria, Algeria and South Africa have acquired and administered the most doses of COVID-19 vaccines to their respective populations, according to the agency.
The North African country Morocco has so far administered 17.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, accounting for 22 percent of the country's total population, it was noted.
As of Thursday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa had reached 5,288,323, with 139,226 deaths and 4,669,913 recoveries, according to the agency.
South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Ethiopia and Egypt are the countries with the most cases in the continent, according to the Africa CDC.