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
57,3323061,94983.4%39,635069.1%15,74827.5%
(Covid 19) Africa
Angola
10,26919527502.7%3,7364336.4%6,25860.9%
(Covid 19) Africa
Benin
2,64304101.6%2,330088.2%27210.3%
(Covid 19) Africa
Botswana
6,6423592430.4%4,67623870.4%1,94229.2%
(Covid 19) Africa
Burkina Faso
2,47156702.7%2,2113089.5%1937.8%
(Covid 19) Africa
Burundi
5601100.2%511091.3%488.6%
(Covid 19) Africa
Cameroon
21,793042602.0%20,117092.3%1,2505.7%
(Covid 19) Africa
Cape Verde
8,603559511.1%7,7969590.6%7128.3%
(Covid 19) Africa
Central African Republic
4,86306201.3%1,924039.6%2,87759.2%
(Covid 19) Africa
Comoros
5170701.4%494095.6%163.1%
(Covid 19) Africa
Democratic Republic of the Congo
11,2534230502.7%10,5544593.8%3943.5%
(Covid 19) Africa
Djibouti
5,55836101.1%5,431497.7%661.2%
(Covid 19) Africa
Egypt
107,2091796,247135.8%99,2739992.6%1,6891.6%
(Covid 19) Africa
Equatorial Guinea
5,08308301.6%4,964097.7%360.7%
(Covid 19) Africa
Eritrea
4610000.0%405087.9%5612.2%
(Covid 19) Africa
Ethiopia
95,3014811,45761.5%50,75386753.3%43,09145.2%
(Covid 19) Africa
Gabon
8,95705500.6%8,619096.2%2833.2%
(Covid 19) Africa
Gambia
3,666011903.3%2,666072.7%88124.0%
(Covid 19) Africa
Ghana
48,05528032040.7%47,16919898.2%5661.2%
(Covid 19) Africa
Guinea
12,0202017100.6%10,5504587.8%1,39911.6%
(Covid 19) Africa
Guinea-Bissau
2,40304101.7%1,818075.7%54422.6%
(Covid 19) Africa
Ivory Coast
20,6287312400.6%20,3106998.5%1940.9%
(Covid 19) Africa
Kenya
52,612761964141.8%35,60434667.7%16,04430.5%
(Covid 19) Africa
Lesotho
1,94704302.2%975050.1%92947.7%
(Covid 19) Africa
Liberia
1,42678205.8%1,279189.7%654.6%
(Covid 19) Africa
Libya
59,65678283181.4%33,55058856.2%25,27542.4%
(Covid 19) Africa
Madagascar
16,968024401.4%16,301096.1%4232.5%
(Covid 19) Africa
Malawi
5,9161218403.1%5,303389.6%4297.3%
(Covid 19) Africa
Mali
3,537713603.9%2,6861975.9%71520.2%
(Covid 19) Africa
Mauritania
7,7001216302.1%7,4161596.3%1211.6%
(Covid 19) Africa
Mauritius
44121002.3%398990.3%337.5%
(Covid 19) Africa
Morocco
212,0384,3203,572661.7%174,9113,32082.5%33,55515.8%
(Covid 19) Africa
Mozambique
12,5251109100.7%10,00121679.9%2,43319.4%
(Covid 19) Africa
Namibia
12,8585213301.0%10,9724385.3%1,75313.6%
(Covid 19) Africa
Niger
1,21916905.7%1,135393.1%151.2%
(Covid 19) Africa
Nigeria
62,5211501,14121.8%58,24915493.2%3,1315.0%
(Covid 19) Africa
Republic of the Congo
5,2903711402.2%3,887073.5%1,28924.4%
(Covid 19) Africa
Réunion
5,47202200.4%4,630084.6%82015.0%
(Covid 19) Africa
Rwanda
5,13123500.7%4,851094.5%2454.8%
(Covid 19) Africa
São Tomé and Príncipe
94411611.7%904195.8%242.5%
(Covid 19) Africa
Senegal
15,5931132312.1%14,6609594.0%6103.9%
(Covid 19) Africa
Seychelles
1530000.0%149097.4%42.6%
(Covid 19) Africa
Sierra Leone
2,36287403.1%1,795376.0%49320.9%
(Covid 19) Africa
Somalia
3,941010402.6%3,185080.8%65216.5%
(Covid 19) Africa
South Africa
721,7702,05619,164532.7%649,9351,28190.1%52,6717.3%
(Covid 19) Africa
South Sudan
2,903135822.0%1,290044.4%1,55553.6%
(Covid 19) Africa
Sudan
13,772783706.1%6,764049.1%6,17144.8%
(Covid 19) Africa
Swaziland
5,8991311712.0%5,542094.0%2404.1%
(Covid 19) Africa
Tanzania
50902104.1%183036.0%30559.9%
(Covid 19) Africa
Togo
2,296585512.4%1,627770.9%61426.7%
(Covid 19) Africa
Tunisia
58,0293,7511,2531002.2%5,03208.7%51,74489.2%
(Covid 19) Africa
Uganda
12,20143410820.9%7,461061.2%4,63238.0%
(Covid 19) Africa
Western Sahara
1001010.0%8080.0%110.0%
(Covid 19) Africa
Zambia
16,3254034802.1%15,5852695.5%3922.4%
(Covid 19) Africa
Zimbabwe
8,3492924202.9%7,8641994.2%2432.9%
(Covid 19) Africa
Chad
1,47359706.6%1,307188.7%694.7%

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.