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
110,3032542,93222.7%75,62819268.6%31,74328.8%
Angola
20,2943349032.4%18,7867692.6%1,0185.0%
Benin
4,56005601.2%3,772082.7%73216.1%
Botswana
24,926020200.8%21,214085.1%3,51014.1%
Burkina Faso
11,4754913621.2%10,53125291.8%8087.0%
Burundi
1,79726300.2%773043.0%1,02156.8%
Cameroon
31,394047401.5%29,501094.0%1,4194.5%
Cape Verde
14,6474613911.0%14,1345096.5%3742.6%
Central African Republic
4,99606301.3%4,885097.8%481.0%
Comoros
3,276012203.7%2,601079.4%55316.9%
Democratic Republic of the Congo
24,15212669152.9%15,1821262.9%8,27934.3%
Djibouti
5,96606301.1%5,854098.1%490.8%
Egypt
172,6026099,899425.7%134,21550877.8%28,48816.5%
Equatorial Guinea
5,66308701.5%5,422095.7%1542.7%
Eritrea
2,4290700.3%1,828075.3%59424.5%
Ethiopia
145,5486862,17761.5%127,86424287.9%15,50710.7%
Gabon
12,17107100.6%11,275092.6%8256.8%
Gambia
4,302013503.1%3,891090.5%2766.4%
Ghana
74,347790505110.7%66,33321889.2%7,50910.1%
Guinea
14,86008400.6%14,412097.0%3642.5%
Guinea-Bissau
2,84804601.6%2,432085.4%37013.0%
Ivory Coast
30,71719117320.6%28,91417894.1%1,6305.3%
Kenya
102,6132601,79401.8%84,8738382.7%15,94615.5%
Lesotho
9,819021202.2%2,896029.5%6,71168.4%
Liberia
1,95608404.3%1,770090.5%1025.2%
Libya
126,8815202,01451.6%109,26282886.1%15,60512.3%
Madagascar
19,360028501.5%18,490095.5%5853.0%
Malawi
28,630360926123.2%13,34746846.6%14,35750.2%
Mali
8,222434004.1%6,1544474.9%1,72821.0%
Mauritania
16,925042702.5%16,155095.5%3432.0%
Mauritius
59501001.7%546091.8%396.6%
Morocco
477,6564968,450101.8%457,95663195.9%11,2502.4%
Mozambique
48,588798514131.1%31,01689263.8%17,05835.1%
Namibia
35,55420138421.1%34,0025295.6%1,1683.3%
Niger
4,6781316923.6%4,1353588.4%3748.0%
Nigeria
144,5211,0051,734241.2%118,86685482.3%23,92116.6%
Republic of the Congo
8,354012201.5%7,019084.0%1,21314.5%
Réunion
10,90704700.4%10,049092.1%8117.4%
Rwanda
17,068023101.4%13,678080.1%3,15918.5%
São Tomé and Príncipe
1,478471901.3%1,100674.4%35924.3%
Senegal
30,376462735112.4%24,89029381.9%4,75115.6%
Seychelles
1,80234700.4%1,2362168.6%55931.0%
Sierra Leone
3,81307902.1%2,519066.1%1,21531.9%
Somalia
5,013014402.9%3,732074.5%1,13722.7%
South Africa
1,487,6812,78147,6702883.2%1,383,6265,64693.0%56,3853.8%
South Sudan
4,96007101.4%3,729075.2%1,16023.4%
Sudan
27,82001,84906.7%22,208079.8%3,76313.5%
Swaziland
16,396061903.8%12,036073.4%3,74122.8%
Tanzania
50902104.1%183036.0%30559.9%
Togo
5,68708001.4%4,789084.2%81814.4%
Tunisia
221,4559777,461323.4%181,19836881.8%32,79614.8%
Uganda
39,9793732800.8%14,5205036.3%25,13162.9%
Western Sahara
1001010.0%8080.0%110.0%
Zambia
67,6811,083931171.4%61,3021,31390.6%5,4488.1%
Zimbabwe
35,045961,393114.0%29,95948885.5%3,69310.5%
Chad
3,5971612823.6%3,1314387.0%3389.4%

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.