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 (%)
(Covid 19) Africa
Algeria
105,8542582,86632.7%72,14319868.2%30,84529.1%
(Covid 19) Africa
Angola
19,4767746122.4%17,3276189.0%1,6888.7%
(Covid 19) Africa
Benin
3,64304801.3%3,317091.1%2787.6%
(Covid 19) Africa
Botswana
20,658012400.6%16,794081.3%3,74018.1%
(Covid 19) Africa
Burkina Faso
10,1036511751.2%8,38830083.0%1,59815.8%
(Covid 19) Africa
Burundi
1,4790200.1%773052.3%70447.6%
(Covid 19) Africa
Cameroon
29,617046201.6%28,045094.7%1,1103.8%
(Covid 19) Africa
Cape Verde
13,5576812700.9%12,7514194.1%6795.0%
(Covid 19) Africa
Central African Republic
4,98006301.3%4,885098.1%320.6%
(Covid 19) Africa
Comoros
2,350827653.2%1,4248460.6%85036.2%
(Covid 19) Africa
Democratic Republic of the Congo
22,0489466103.0%14,9685367.9%6,41929.1%
(Covid 19) Africa
Djibouti
5,92346211.1%5,841498.6%200.3%
(Covid 19) Africa
Egypt
162,4866699,012535.6%127,00150478.2%26,47316.3%
(Covid 19) Africa
Equatorial Guinea
5,45408601.6%5,219095.7%1492.7%
(Covid 19) Africa
Eritrea
1,97020700.4%1,53015277.7%43322.0%
(Covid 19) Africa
Ethiopia
134,5698022,07591.5%120,7481,33289.7%11,7468.7%
(Covid 19) Africa
Gabon
10,4111336700.6%10,01311196.2%3313.2%
(Covid 19) Africa
Gambia
4,0083612803.2%3,7221992.9%1583.9%
(Covid 19) Africa
Ghana
62,13564637250.6%58,15055393.6%3,6135.8%
(Covid 19) Africa
Guinea
14,37948210.6%13,7985296.0%4993.5%
(Covid 19) Africa
Guinea-Bissau
2,53204501.8%2,421095.6%662.6%
(Covid 19) Africa
Ivory Coast
27,09624614600.5%25,00023892.3%1,9507.2%
(Covid 19) Africa
Kenya
100,1931411,75061.8%83,62520783.5%14,81814.8%
(Covid 19) Africa
Lesotho
8,0473146121.8%2,39815529.8%5,50368.4%
(Covid 19) Africa
Liberia
1,932188404.4%1,7331989.7%1156.0%
(Covid 19) Africa
Libya
115,2998701,78971.6%94,28794581.8%19,22316.7%
(Covid 19) Africa
Madagascar
18,743027901.5%17,930095.7%5342.9%
(Covid 19) Africa
Malawi
20,830843540222.6%7,00522533.6%13,28563.8%
(Covid 19) Africa
Mali
7,9951232414.1%5,7311471.7%1,94024.3%
(Covid 19) Africa
Mauritania
16,4212441712.5%15,3058493.2%6994.3%
(Covid 19) Africa
Mauritius
568121001.8%525792.4%335.8%
(Covid 19) Africa
Morocco
467,4938678,187151.8%444,8231,35195.2%14,4833.1%
(Covid 19) Africa
Mozambique
32,781363363581.1%21,01145364.1%11,40734.8%
(Covid 19) Africa
Namibia
32,95730732891.0%30,43216292.3%2,1976.7%
(Covid 19) Africa
Niger
4,3742115103.5%3,4943079.9%72916.7%
(Covid 19) Africa
Nigeria
122,9961,4301,50731.2%98,3591,13180.0%23,13018.8%
(Covid 19) Africa
Republic of the Congo
7,8879311701.5%5,846074.1%1,92424.4%
(Covid 19) Africa
Réunion
9,84304500.5%9,261094.1%5375.5%
(Covid 19) Africa
Rwanda
13,31133617731.3%8,68126165.2%4,45333.5%
(Covid 19) Africa
São Tomé and Príncipe
1,210211701.4%1,005883.1%18815.5%
(Covid 19) Africa
Senegal
25,127134592102.4%20,87018983.1%3,66514.6%
(Covid 19) Africa
Seychelles
1,11647500.5%7541667.6%35732.0%
(Covid 19) Africa
Sierra Leone
3,194557702.4%2,2322269.9%88527.7%
(Covid 19) Africa
Somalia
4,754013002.7%3,666077.1%95820.2%
(Covid 19) Africa
South Africa
1,417,5374,55141,1172432.9%1,241,42110,90187.6%134,9999.5%
(Covid 19) Africa
South Sudan
3,78806401.7%3,542093.5%1824.8%
(Covid 19) Africa
Sudan
26,596701,750126.6%20,68079677.8%4,16615.7%
(Covid 19) Africa
Swaziland
14,622138493143.4%9,39415264.3%4,73532.4%
(Covid 19) Africa
Tanzania
50902104.1%183036.0%30559.9%
(Covid 19) Africa
Togo
4,682207611.6%4,005885.5%60112.8%
(Covid 19) Africa
Tunisia
198,6361,2636,287533.2%146,7402,08373.9%45,60923.0%
(Covid 19) Africa
Uganda
39,26111231810.8%14,05119035.8%24,89263.4%
(Covid 19) Africa
Western Sahara
1001010.0%8080.0%110.0%
(Covid 19) Africa
Zambia
47,6221,476672121.4%40,3621,72384.8%6,58813.8%
(Covid 19) Africa
Zimbabwe
31,6463261,075703.4%22,87762772.3%7,69424.3%
(Covid 19) Africa
Chad
3,1822111603.7%2,260571.0%80625.3%

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.