ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia 

The number of COVID-19 cases in Africa has risen to 29,053, according to an Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) update on Saturday.

The death toll stands at 1,331 and recoveries have reached 8,364, the update said.

North Africa remains the hardest-hit of the continent’s five regions, followed by West, Southern, East, and Central.

The highest number of fatalities have also been recorded in North, West, and Southern Africa, with the lowest figures in Central and East Africa.

South Africa has 4,200 COVID-19 cases, Egypt has 4,100, Morocco 3,800, and Algeria has 3,100.

Read more: Africa: COVID-19 cases pass 29,000, deaths cross 1,300