COVID-19 in Africa
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Seven weeks after the first case in Africa in COVID-19, a national of Italy in Algeria, it has spread to over 10,000 people across the region, causing 487 deaths. Three out of 54 countries – São Tomé and Príncipe, Comoros and Lesotho – appear to stay virus-free. 

“Case numbers are increasing exponentially in the African region,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, Regional African Director of the World Health Organization (WHO). “It took 16 days to cross 100 cases from the first reported case in the area. It took another 10 days to cross 1000. Five days later there were 2,000 incidents and we were at 3,000 two days later.

Central AfricaCases 950Deaths 33Recoveries 34
Burundi300
Cameroon650917
Central African Republic 903
Chad901
Congo4952
DRC180189
Equatorial Guinea 1601
Gabon3011
Sao Tome & Principe400
Eastern Africa Cases 922Deaths 18Recoveries 54
Djibouti121018
Eritrea3100
Ethiopia5224
Kenya17267
Madagascar8807
Mauritius24477
Rwanda10504
Seychelles1100
Somalia 701
South Sudan100
Sudan1423
Tanzania2413
Uganda5200
Northern Africa Cases 4506Deaths 365Recoveries 444
Algeria142317390
Egypt132285259
Libya1810
Mauritania 612
Morocco11418388
Tunisia 596225
Southern Africa Cases 1864Deaths 19Recoveries 61
Angola 1622
Botswana 610
Eswatini 1003
Malawi810
Mozambique1001
Namibia 1603
South Africa 17491345
Zambia3917
Zimbabwe1010
Western Africa Cases 2010Deaths 57Recoveries 396
Benin 2615
Burkina Faso36418108
Cape Verde 711
Côte d’Ivoire323341
Gambia412
Ghana 287531
Guinea 12805
Guinea-Bissau1802
Liberia 1433
Mali 4759
Niger2531026
Nigeria 238535
Senegal 2372105
Sierra Leone600
Togo58323

Data Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

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