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A health worker (L) collects samples for COVID-19 testing at Eastleigh estate in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, May 21, 2020. (Xinhua/Nyalwash)

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases surpassed 110,000 in Africa as death toll from the disease exceeded 3,300 as of Monday, according to the Africa CDC.

ADDIS ABABA, May 25 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent surpassed 111,348 as the death toll from the ongoing pandemic surged to 3,348 as of Monday afternoon, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC, in its latest continental situation update report issued on Monday, showed that some 44,630 people who have been infected with the COVID-19 have recovered across the continent as of Monday afternoon.

A child wearing a face mask gets community free food in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Yeshiel)

Figures from the Africa CDC also showed that amid the rapid spread of the virus across the continent, the highly COVID-19 affected African countries include South Africa with 22,583 confirmed cases, Egypt with 17,265 confirmed cases, Algeria with 8,306 confirmed cases, and Nigeria with 7,839 confirmed cases.

The Africa CDC said that the Northern African region is the most affected area across the continent both in terms of positive COVID-19 cases, as well as the number of deaths.

The continental disease control and prevention agency added that the COVID-19 pandemic had spread across all 54 African countries.

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