Africa hits 2m confirmed virus cases

Cara Anna
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The African continent has surpassed two million confirmed cases as health officials warn of infections starting to creep up again into a second surge.

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday the continent had crossed that milestone.

Its numbers show the 54-country continent also has seen more than 48,000 deaths from COVID-19.

The African continent of 1.3 billion people is being warned against "prevention fatigue" as countries loosen pandemic restrictions to ease their economies' suffering and more people travel.

The Africa CDC director this week said it was dangerous that the level of mask-wearing had gone down.

While the world takes hope from recent news about promising COVID-19 vaccines, African health officials also worry the continent will suffer as richer countries buy up supplies.