Africa Statistics

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
133,74203,57902.7%93,094069.6%37,06927.7%
Angola
36,790083602.3%30,359082.5%5,59515.2%
Benin
8,109010201.3%7,979098.4%280.4%
Botswana
61,457092601.5%56,798092.4%3,7336.1%
Burkina Faso
13,459016701.2%13,272098.6%200.2%
Burundi
5,0260800.2%773015.4%4,24584.5%
Cameroon
80,09001,31001.6%77,305096.5%1,4751.8%
Cape Verde
31,647027600.9%30,542096.5%8292.6%
Central African Republic
7,10109801.4%6,859096.6%1442.0%
Comoros
3,901014603.7%3,738095.8%170.4%
Democratic Republic of the Congo
35,668084602.4%27,849078.1%6,97319.6%
Djibouti
11,575015401.3%11,405098.5%160.1%
Egypt
273,795015,65405.7%201,739073.7%56,40220.6%
Equatorial Guinea
8,662012001.4%8,413097.1%1291.5%
Eritrea
4,98101600.3%4,420088.7%54510.9%
Ethiopia
274,34604,25001.6%251,107091.5%18,9896.9%
Gabon
24,755015700.6%23,910096.6%6882.8%
Gambia
6,016018003.0%5,822096.8%140.2%
Ghana
94,493078900.8%92,589098.0%1,1151.2%
Guinea
23,398016700.7%21,488091.8%1,7437.5%
Guinea-Bissau
3,80306901.8%3,548093.3%1864.9%
Ivory Coast
47,760030600.6%47,239098.9%2150.5%
Kenya
175,68103,42102.0%120,359068.5%51,90129.5%
Lesotho
10,923032603.0%6,443059.0%4,15438.0%
Liberia
2,57509403.7%2,099081.5%38214.8%
Libya
189,28403,16501.7%174,976092.4%11,1435.9%
Madagascar
41,948088902.1%40,264096.0%7951.9%
Malawi
34,56401,15903.4%32,753094.8%6521.9%
Mali
14,352052303.6%9,959069.4%3,87027.0%
Mauritania
20,109047602.4%19,181095.4%4522.3%
Mauritius
1,70101801.1%1,265074.4%41824.6%
Morocco
523,99909,21301.8%511,440097.6%3,3460.6%
Mozambique
71,568084101.2%69,889097.7%8381.2%
Namibia
65,81501,00801.5%55,187083.9%9,62014.6%
Niger
5,452019203.5%5,172094.9%881.6%
Nigeria
167,07802,11701.3%163,469097.8%1,4920.9%
Republic of the Congo
12,121016001.3%11,211092.5%7506.2%
Réunion
27,235021200.8%25,088092.1%1,9357.1%
Rwanda
28,614037201.3%26,383092.2%1,8596.5%
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
20000.0%20100.0%00.0%
São Tomé and Príncipe
2,35803701.6%2,307097.8%140.6%
Senegal
42,02301,15502.8%40,591096.6%2770.7%
Seychelles
13,63005000.4%12,173089.3%1,40710.3%
Sierra Leone
4,43308201.9%3,184071.8%1,16726.3%
Somalia
14,817077405.2%7,043047.5%7,00047.2%
South Africa
1,752,630057,87903.3%1,611,447091.9%83,3044.8%
South Sudan
10,688011501.1%10,514098.4%590.6%
Sudan
36,30402,73207.5%29,994082.6%3,5789.9%
Swaziland
18,746067603.6%17,952095.8%1180.6%
Tanzania
50902104.1%183036.0%30559.9%
Togo
13,631012600.9%13,308097.6%1971.5%
Tunisia
370,224013,56703.7%323,201087.3%33,4569.0%
Uganda
63,099043400.7%48,480076.8%14,18522.5%
Western Sahara
1001010.0%8080.0%110.0%
Zambia
113,13401,41601.3%98,994087.5%12,72411.3%
Zimbabwe
40,07701,63504.1%37,027092.4%1,4153.5%
Chad
4,943017403.5%4,767096.4%20.0%

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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