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
170,18904,21902.5%114,531067.3%51,43930.2%
Angola
42,64601,00802.4%36,708086.1%4,93011.6%
Benin
8,394010801.3%8,136096.9%1501.8%
Botswana
106,69001,56901.5%95,323089.4%9,7989.2%
Burkina Faso
13,573016901.3%13,369098.5%350.3%
Burundi
7,0800900.1%773010.9%6,29889.0%
Cameroon
82,06401,33401.6%80,433098.0%2970.4%
Cape Verde
33,763029800.9%32,976097.7%4891.5%
Central African Republic
7,15109801.4%6,859095.9%1942.7%
Comoros
4,028214703.7%3,865196.0%160.4%
Democratic Republic of the Congo
49,9173551,038152.1%29,99449760.1%18,88537.8%
Djibouti
11,651015601.3%11,488098.6%70.1%
Egypt
284,215016,51805.8%229,712080.8%37,98513.4%
Equatorial Guinea
8,880012301.4%8,637097.3%1201.4%
Eritrea
6,54723510.5%6,4442598.4%681.0%
Ethiopia
280,02404,38301.6%263,425094.1%12,2164.4%
Gabon
25,384016400.7%25,166099.1%540.2%
Gambia
7,709021202.8%6,600085.6%89711.6%
Ghana
103,019082300.8%97,213094.4%4,9834.8%
Guinea
25,68812322060.9%24,1483794.0%1,3205.1%
Guinea-Bissau
4,45107501.7%3,897087.6%47910.8%
Ivory Coast
50,004032800.7%49,187098.4%4891.0%
Kenya
201,95403,92601.9%188,438093.3%9,5904.8%
Lesotho
12,908037402.9%6,649051.5%5,88545.6%
Liberia
5,396014802.7%2,715050.3%2,53346.9%
Libya
249,11403,50901.4%190,978076.7%54,62721.9%
Madagascar
42,652094302.2%41,127096.4%5821.4%
Malawi
51,80901,61403.1%37,693072.8%12,50224.1%
Mali
14,5841053203.7%13,945495.6%1070.7%
Mauritania
25,423055802.2%22,113087.0%2,75210.8%
Mauritius
3,91301900.5%1,854047.4%2,04052.1%
Morocco
623,5287,5299,785531.6%561,9304,52290.1%51,8138.3%
Mozambique
119,95001,40701.2%88,081073.4%30,46225.4%
Namibia
118,9224933,044452.6%95,25069480.1%20,62817.4%
Niger
5,616019503.5%5,338095.1%831.5%
Nigeria
173,41102,14901.2%164,978095.1%6,2843.6%
Republic of the Congo
13,186017801.4%12,421094.2%5874.5%
Réunion
37,231027500.7%33,894091.0%3,0628.2%
Rwanda
69,838079801.1%44,823064.2%24,21734.7%
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
20000.0%20100.0%00.0%
São Tomé and Príncipe
2,44603701.5%2,358096.4%512.1%
Senegal
62,2901,0451,353202.2%47,13638275.7%13,80122.2%
Seychelles
18,18909400.5%17,538096.4%5573.1%
Sierra Leone
6,283412001.9%4,2701068.0%1,89330.1%
Somalia
15,358080905.3%7,498048.8%7,05145.9%
South Africa
2,435,036071,67902.9%2,207,960090.7%155,3976.4%
South Sudan
11,049011901.1%10,514095.2%4163.8%
Sudan
37,13802,77607.5%30,867083.1%3,4959.4%
Swaziland
25,515077903.1%20,703081.1%4,03315.8%
Tanzania
1,01702102.1%183018.0%81379.9%
Togo
15,624015201.0%14,385092.1%1,0877.0%
Tunisia
589,5653,41919,6861833.3%510,6965,19986.6%59,18310.0%
Uganda
93,9272522,690292.9%83,1151,12388.5%8,1228.7%
Western Sahara
1001010.0%8080.0%110.0%
Zambia
195,8167203,389131.7%187,2361,02595.6%5,1912.7%
Zimbabwe
107,49003,49003.3%74,562069.4%29,43827.4%
Chad
4,973017403.5%4,792096.4%70.1%

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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