The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there are over 3.3 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in Africa.
WHO Regional Office for Africa disclosed this on its official twitter page on Friday.
The global health body said 2.8 million people have recovered in the continent, while 82,000 people have died due to COVID-19.
It, however, said that Africa is lagging behind after the development and approval of safe and effective vaccines against the virus.
It said Africa needed timely access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to combat the virus.
The global health body said: “Africa is in danger of being left behind as countries in other regions strike bilateral deals, driving up prices.
“As of early this week, 40 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in 50 mostly high-income countries.
“However, in Africa, Guinea is the sole low-income nation to provide vaccines and to date, these have only been administered to 25 people.
“Seychelles, which is a high-income country, is the only one on the continent to start a national vaccination campaign.’’