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Africa Update on COVID-19 Pandemic
Africa Update on COVID-19 Pandemic
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By - Ayo Obafemi

Posted - 03-04-2020

There are now more than over 6,700 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the continent, with a number of African countries imposing a range of prevention and containment measures against the spread of the virus.

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From the latest data by the Africa Center for Disease Control on COVID-19 in Africa, the breakdown remains fluid as follow see below.

We shall keep updating this list

Major stats as at April 2
Confirmed cases = 6,737
Number of deaths = 251
Recoveries = 525
Infected countries = 50
Virus-free countries = 4

North Africa

  • Algeria – 847
  • Egypt – 779
  • Libya – 10
  • Morocco – 638
  • Tunisia – 394
  • Virus-free = None

West Africa

  • Benin – 13
  • Burkina Faso – 282
  • Cape Verde – 6
  • The Gambia – 4
  • Ghana – 195
  • Guinea – 30
  • Guinea-Bissau – 9
  • Ivory Coast – 190
  • Liberia – 6
  • Mauritania – 6
  • Mali – 31
  • Nigeria- 184
  • Niger – 74
  • Senegal – 190
  • Sierra Leone – 2
  • Togo – 36
  • Virus-free = Zero

Central Africa

  • Cameroon – 233
  • Central African Republic – 6
  • Chad – 7
  • Congo-Brazzaville – 22
  • DR Congo – 123
  • Equatorial Guinea – 15
  • Gabon – 18
  • Virus-free = Sao Tome and Principe

Southern Africa

  • Angola – 8
  • Botswana – 4
  • Eswatini – 9
  • Madagascar – 57
  • Malawi – 3
  • Mozambique – 10
  • Namibia – 14
  • South Africa – 1,380
  • Zambia – 36
  • Zimbabwe – 8
  • Virus-free = Comoros, Lesotho

East Africa / Horn of Africa

  • Burundi – 2
  • Djibouti – 33
  • Eritrea – 18
  • Ethiopia – 29
  • Kenya – 81
  • Mauritius – 161
  • Rwanda – 82
  • Seychelles – 10
  • Somalia – 5
  • Sudan – 7
  • Tanzania – 20
  • Uganda – 44
  • Virus-free = South Sudan