COVID-19 update in Africa: 45 countries infected, 64 deaths

Chidi Nwoke, Abuja

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COVID-19 in Africa:

With 43 countries infected in Africa there are now 2,412 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, with 64 deaths and 203 recoveries in 14 countries, according to the latest COVID-19 data from the Africa Centre for Disease Control, (AfCDC).

The breakdown remains fluid as countries confirm cases as and when. The whole of Africa has rising cases with a sizeable number of countries holding out.

We shall keep updating this list which will be put in sub-continental blocs: East, West, Central, southern and North Africa.

The classifications are based on where the countries are located especially in the case of countries that belong to two different blocs, like Tanzania in East Africa, despite belonging to EAC and SADC.

WEST AFRICA

Benin – 5
Burkina Faso – 114
Ghana – 53
Guinea – 4
Ivory Coast – 73
Liberia – 3
Mauritania – 2
Nigeria – 46
Senegal – 86
Togo – 20
The Gambia – 3
Niger – 2                                                                                                                Cape Verde – 3                                                                                                         Mali – 2

Virus-free: Sierra Leone.

Countries with death: Burkina Faso (4), Ghana (2), Nigeria (1), The Gambia (1)

Countries with recoveries: Burkina Faso (5), Ivory Coast (3), Ghana (1), Nigeria (1),     Senegal (8), Togo (1)

EAST AFRICA

Ethiopia – 12
Kenya – 25
Rwanda – 40
Seychelles – 7
Somalia – 1
Sudan – 3
Tanzania – 12                                                                                                       Djibouti  –3                                                                                                       Mauritius – 42                                                                                                       Eritrea – 1                                                                                                           Uganda – 9

Virus-free: Burundi, South Sudan.

Countries with death: Sudan (1), Mauritius (2),

Countries with recoveries: Ethiopia (4)

NORTH AFRICA

Algeria – 264
Egypt – 402
Morocco – 170
Tunisia – 114                                                                                                           Libya – 1

Virus-free: Western Sahara.

Countries with death: Algeria (19), Egypt (20), Morocco (4), Tunisia (3)

Countries with recoveries: Algeria (77), Egypt (80), Morocco (6), Tunisia (1)

CENTRAL AFRICA

Cameroon – 70
Central African Republic – 5
Congo-Brazzaville – 4
DR Congo – 48
Equatorial Guinea – 9
Gabon – 6                                                                                                              Chad – 3

Virus-free: Sao Tome and Principe.

Countries with death: Cameroon (1), DR Congo (3), Gabon (1)

Countries with recoveries: Cameroon (2), DR Congo (1)

SOUTHERN AFRICA

Eswatini – 5
Namibia – 6
South Africa – 709                                                                                                   Zambia – 3                                                                                                     Zimbabwe – 2                                                                                               Madagascar – 17                                                                                                   Angola – 2                                                                                                   Mozambique – 3

Virus-free: Malawi, Comoros, Lesotho, Botswana.

Countries with death: Zimbabwe (1)

Countries with recoveries: South Africa (12)

 

Chidi Nwoke.

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