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
9,51311966187.0%5,89414662.0%2,95831.1%
Angola
862404.7%18020.9%6474.4%
Benin
3390300.9%147443.4%18955.8%
Botswana
383102.6%20052.6%1744.7%
Burkina Faso
84705306.3%720085.0%748.7%
Burundi
630101.6%33052.4%2946.0%
Cameroon
6,39749319983.1%3,6296156.7%2,56940.2%
Cape Verde
45823400.9%193042.1%26157.0%
Central African Republic
1,06958420.4%2302.2%1,04297.5%
Comoros
1060201.9%26024.5%7873.6%
Democratic Republic of the Congo
3,1951257202.3%454614.2%2,66983.5%
Djibouti
3,5692152400.7%1,5211742.6%2,02456.7%
Egypt
26,3841,3991,005463.8%6,810025.8%18,56970.4%
Equatorial Guinea
1,30601200.9%200015.3%1,09483.8%
Eritrea
390000.0%390100.0%00.0%
Ethiopia
1,257851211.0%217817.3%1,02881.8%
Gabon
2,65501700.6%722027.2%1,91672.2%
Gambia
250104.0%20080.0%416.0%
Ghana
8,0701893600.5%2,94710636.5%5,08763.0%
Guinea
3,8441382300.6%2,13510555.5%1,68643.9%
Guinea-Bissau
1,33983800.6%53114.0%1,27895.4%
Ivory Coast
2,9511183301.1%1,4673249.7%1,45149.2%
Kenya
2,021596953.4%482423.9%1,47072.7%
Lesotho
20000.0%1050.0%150.0%
Liberia
29682709.1%159253.7%11037.2%
Libya
15626503.2%52233.3%9963.5%
Madagascar
82655600.7%174621.1%64678.2%
Malawi
33657401.2%42012.5%29086.3%
Mali
1,315507815.9%7442856.6%49337.5%
Mauritania
588582303.9%2704.6%53891.5%
Mauritius
33501003.0%322096.1%30.9%
Morocco
7,8332620502.6%5,89343475.2%1,73522.2%
Mozambique
2540200.8%91035.8%16163.4%
Namibia
251000.0%16264.0%936.0%
Niger
95806406.7%839087.6%555.7%
Nigeria
10,162307287142.8%3,00715129.6%6,86867.6%
Republic of the Congo
61102003.3%179029.3%41267.4%
Réunion
4732100.2%411086.9%6112.9%
Rwanda
3777100.3%262669.5%11430.2%
São Tomé and Príncipe
48411202.5%68014.1%40483.5%
Senegal
3,739944201.1%1,8585749.7%1,83949.2%
Seychelles
1105045.5%110100.0%00.0%
Sierra Leone
86544605.3%4752154.9%34439.8%
Somalia
2,023477913.9%3611317.8%1,58378.3%
South Africa
34,3571,674705222.1%17,29148250.3%16,36147.6%
South Sudan
99401001.0%600.6%97898.4%
Sudan
5,173147298125.8%1,5229929.4%3,35364.8%
Swaziland
2938311.0%194566.2%9632.8%
Tanzania
50902104.1%183036.0%30559.9%
Togo
44311302.9%215448.5%21548.5%
Tunisia
1,08474804.4%964488.9%726.6%
Uganda
45740000.0%72015.8%38584.3%
Western Sahara
901011.1%6066.7%222.2%
Zambia
1,08932700.6%91213383.8%17015.6%
Zimbabwe
1784402.3%29016.3%14581.5%
Chad
790126618.4%5394868.2%18523.4%

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.