Coronavirus in Africa: Impact Figures of COVID-19 in African Countries

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While most cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus have been reported in the U.S. , Europe, and China, the virus is spreading rapidly across the African continent.

The confirmed worldwide cases for the virus have surpassed three million with the current figure being at 3,075,538.

The increase in new reported cases around the world has led the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the coronavirus a global pandemic.

The death toll has risen globally to a whopping 211,788.

The U.S. leads with 56,803. Italy is second with 26,977. Spain is third with 23,521. France is fourth with 23,293, and the UK is fifth with 21,092.

China, where the virus originated from, maintains that its death toll is at 4,633.

The figure of the global recoveries stands at 925,123.

Here are the numbers in Africa:

Country Confirmed Cases Confirmed Deaths Confirmed Recoveries
Algeria 3,517 432 1,558
Angola 27 2 6
Benin 64 1 33
Botswana 22 1
Burkina Faso 635 42 469
Burundi 11 1 4
Cameroon 1,705 58 805
Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) 109 1 2
Central African Republic (CAR) 50 10
Chad 46 15
Congo 207 8 19
Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 1,164 14 499
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) 471 30 56
Djibouti 1,035 2 477
Egypt 4,782 337 1,236
Equatorial Guinea 258 1 9
Eritrea 39 13
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) 65 1 10
Ethiopia 124 3 50
Gabon 211 3 43
Gambia 10 1 8
Ghana 1,550 11 155
Guinea 1,163 7 246
Guinea-Bissau 73 1 18
Kenya 363 14 114
Liberia 133 16 25
Libya 61 2 18
Madagascar 128 75
Malawi 36 3 4
Mali 408 23 113
Mauritania 7 1 6
Mauritius 334 10 302
Morocco 4,120 162 695
Mozambique 76 12
Namibia 16 8
Niger 701 29 385
Nigeria 1,337 40 255
Rwanda 207 93
Senegal 736 9 284
Seychelles 11 6
Sierra Leone 99 4 10
Somalia 480 26 14
South Africa 4,793 90 1,473
South Sudan 6
Sudan 275 22 21
Tanzania 299 10 48
Togo 99 6 62
Tunisia 967 39 279
Uganda 79 47
Western Sahara 6 5
Zambia 89 3 42
Zimbabwe 32 4 5

Note: The numbers will be updated as new information is available.

 

Information derived from: Forbes Africa

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