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.

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RegionConfirmedConfirmed (24h)DeathsDeaths (24h)Deaths (%)RecoveredRecovered (24h)Recovered (%)ActiveActive (%)
COVID-19 in Africa Stats
Algeria
8,30619360087.2%4,78435857.6%2,92235.2%
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Angola
699415.8%18026.1%4768.1%
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Benin
3390300.9%83024.5%25374.6%
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Botswana
355102.9%19054.3%1542.9%
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Burkina Faso
81405206.4%672082.6%9011.1%
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Burundi
420102.4%20047.6%2150.0%
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Cameroon
4,89049016563.4%1,8654338.1%2,86058.5%
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Cape Verde
3809300.8%1551340.8%22258.4%
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Central African Republic
60452100.2%2243.6%58196.2%
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Comoros
879101.2%21324.1%6574.7%
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Democratic Republic of the Congo
2,1411166302.9%317514.8%1,76182.3%
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Djibouti
2,27001000.4%1,064046.9%1,19652.7%
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Egypt
17,265752764294.4%4,80717927.8%11,69467.7%
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Equatorial Guinea
96001101.2%165017.2%78481.7%
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Eritrea
390000.0%390100.0%00.0%
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Ethiopia
58288500.9%152126.1%42573.0%
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Gabon
1,9342061200.6%4595723.7%1,46375.7%
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Gambia
250104.0%13052.0%1144.0%
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Ghana
6,683663210.5%1,9982029.9%4,65369.6%
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Guinea
3,2752082010.6%1,6739851.1%1,58248.3%
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Guinea-Bissau
1,1140600.5%4203.8%1,06695.7%
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Ivory Coast
2,376353011.3%1,2197351.3%1,12747.4%
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Kenya
1,214225114.2%383331.6%78064.3%
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Lesotho
20000.0%000.0%2100.0%
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Liberia
265102609.8%139352.5%10037.7%
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Libya
750304.0%39052.0%3344.0%
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Madagascar
52739400.8%142426.9%38172.3%
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Malawi
831414.8%33539.8%4655.4%
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Mali
1,030156526.3%5972358.0%36835.7%
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Mauritania
23737602.5%1586.3%21691.1%
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Mauritius
33401003.0%322096.4%20.6%
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Morocco
7,4332719912.7%4,7036563.3%2,53134.1%
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Mozambique
19426000.0%51326.3%14373.7%
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Namibia
211000.0%14066.7%733.3%
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Niger
94586116.5%7831982.9%10110.7%
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Nigeria
7,83957822652.9%2,26325628.9%5,35068.3%
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Republic of the Congo
48701603.3%147030.2%32466.5%
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Réunion
4520100.2%411090.9%408.9%
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Rwanda
3272000.0%2371072.5%9027.5%
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São Tomé and Príncipe
2510803.2%401.6%23995.2%
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Senegal
3,047713601.2%1,4564047.8%1,55551.0%
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Seychelles
1105045.5%110100.0%00.0%
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Sierra Leone
707864015.7%241034.1%42660.3%
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Somalia
1,59406103.8%204012.8%1,32983.4%
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South Africa
22,5832,458429321.9%11,10099649.2%11,05449.0%
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South Sudan
65592821.2%600.9%64197.9%
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Sudan
3,62825014694.0%4245211.7%3,05884.3%
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Swaziland
25012200.8%1563762.4%9236.8%
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Tanzania
50902104.1%183036.0%30559.9%
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Togo
381181203.2%1412037.0%22859.8%
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Tunisia
1,04804814.6%9141187.2%868.2%
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Uganda
2640000.0%68025.8%19674.2%
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Western Sahara
93000.0%6066.7%333.3%
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Zambia
9200700.8%336036.5%57762.7%
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Zimbabwe
560407.1%25744.6%2748.2%
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Chad
675276008.9%2151131.9%40059.3%

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.