Covid-19 In Africa Stats

As Europe and North American countries go into self-imposed economic and social lockdown to curb the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Africa remains the continent least affected by the virus. But there’s no room for complacency. “Africa should wake up, my continent should wake up,” World Health Organisation chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on March 19th, 2020.

The 2020 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Africa on 14 February 2020. The first confirmed case on the continent was in Egypt, and the first confirmed case in sub-Saharan Africa was in Nigeria. Most of the identified cases have arrived from Europe and the United States rather than from China.

RegionConfirmedConfirmed (24h)DeathsDeaths (24h)Deaths (%)RecoveredRecovered (24h)Recovered (%)ActiveActive (%)
Algeria
125,48503,38102.7%87,476069.7%34,62827.6%
Angola
30,787067702.2%25,995084.4%4,11513.4%
Benin
7,995010101.3%7,652095.7%2423.0%
Botswana
50,800077401.5%47,477093.5%2,5495.0%
Burkina Faso
13,397016401.2%13,199098.5%340.3%
Burundi
4,3470600.1%773017.8%3,56882.1%
Cameroon
74,94601,15201.5%70,497094.1%3,2974.4%
Cape Verde
28,281025100.9%25,432089.9%2,5989.2%
Central African Republic
6,86609501.4%5,112074.5%1,65924.2%
Comoros
3,863014603.8%3,699095.8%180.5%
Democratic Republic of the Congo
30,6201177602.5%26,603086.9%3,24110.6%
Djibouti
11,434015101.3%11,266098.5%170.2%
Egypt
246,909014,38805.8%182,024073.7%50,49720.5%
Equatorial Guinea
7,694011201.5%7,279094.6%3033.9%
Eritrea
3,86801400.4%3,676095.0%1784.6%
Ethiopia
266,64604,00801.5%220,642082.8%41,99615.8%
Gabon
23,909014500.6%20,556086.0%3,20813.4%
Gambia
5,957017502.9%5,701095.7%811.4%
Ghana
93,333078300.8%91,252097.8%1,2981.4%
Guinea
22,830015200.7%20,421089.5%2,2579.9%
Guinea-Bissau
3,74606701.8%3,438091.8%2416.4%
Ivory Coast
46,661029800.6%46,115098.8%2480.5%
Kenya
165,53703,01301.8%113,874068.8%48,65029.4%
Lesotho
10,790032003.0%6,427059.6%4,04337.5%
Liberia
2,13128504.0%2,0165494.6%301.4%
Libya
182,0122983,09751.7%168,78540792.7%10,1305.6%
Madagascar
40,32612277431.9%38,16622194.6%1,3863.4%
Malawi
34,21601,15303.4%32,241094.2%8222.4%
Mali
14,194051103.6%9,290065.5%4,39331.0%
Mauritania
18,858045702.4%18,133096.2%2681.4%
Mauritius
1,28701701.3%1,145089.0%1259.7%
Morocco
515,02309,10401.8%503,483097.8%2,4360.5%
Mozambique
70,463082801.2%68,731097.5%9041.3%
Namibia
51,390072301.4%48,355094.1%2,3124.5%
Niger
5,339019203.6%4,975093.2%1723.2%
Nigeria
165,77802,06701.3%156,415094.4%7,2964.4%
Republic of the Congo
11,343014801.3%8,208072.4%2,98726.3%
Réunion
22,644016900.8%21,603095.4%8723.9%
Rwanda
26,215034501.3%24,764094.5%1,1064.2%
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
20000.0%20100.0%00.0%
São Tomé and Príncipe
2,33233501.5%2,277197.6%200.9%
Senegal
40,896241,12812.8%39,6141796.9%1540.4%
Seychelles
9,76403500.4%7,826080.2%1,90319.5%
Sierra Leone
4,10707901.9%3,104075.6%92422.5%
Somalia
14,486075305.2%6,325043.7%7,40851.1%
South Africa
1,615,485055,26003.4%1,526,638094.5%33,5872.1%
South Sudan
10,652011501.1%10,462098.2%750.7%
Sudan
34,27202,44607.1%27,949081.6%3,87711.3%
Swaziland
18,523067203.6%17,803096.1%480.3%
Tanzania
50902104.1%183036.0%30559.9%
Togo
13,279012500.9%11,901089.6%1,2539.4%
Tunisia
327,473011,89903.6%288,935088.2%26,6398.1%
Uganda
42,859034700.8%42,429099.0%830.2%
Western Sahara
1001010.0%8080.0%110.0%
Zambia
92,46001,26101.4%90,862098.3%3370.4%
Zimbabwe
38,57201,58204.1%36,349094.2%6411.7%
Chad
4,904017303.5%4,691095.7%400.8%

Covid-19 Map In Africa

Experts have worried about COVID-19 spreading to Africa, because many of the healthcare systems on the continent are inadequate, having problems such as lack of equipment, lack of funding, insufficient training of healthcare workers, and inefficient data transmission. It was feared that the pandemic could be difficult to keep under control in Africa, and could cause huge economic problems if it spread widely.

Matshidiso Moeti of the World Health Organization said that hand washing and physical distancing could be challenging in some places in Africa. Lockdowns may not be possible, and challenges may be exacerbated by the prevalence of diseases such as malaria, HIV, tuberculosis, and cholera.

The World Health Organization helped many countries on the continent set up laboratories for COVID-19 testing. Many preventive measures have been implemented in different countries in Africa, including travel restrictions, flight cancellations, event cancellations, school closures, and border closures. Experts say that experience battling Ebola helped some countries prepare for COVID-19.

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