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
17,348469978105.6%12,32923571.1%4,04123.3%
Angola
38602105.4%117030.3%24864.3%
Benin
1,19902101.8%333027.8%84570.5%
Botswana
3140100.3%3109.9%28289.8%
Burkina Faso
1,00305305.3%861185.8%898.9%
Burundi
1910100.5%118061.8%7237.7%
Cameroon
14,916035902.4%11,525077.3%3,03220.3%
Cape Verde
1,542431801.2%730647.3%79451.5%
Central African Republic
4,109385201.3%1,0507425.6%3,00773.2%
Comoros
3132702.2%272686.9%3410.9%
Democratic Republic of the Congo
7,432018202.5%3,226043.4%4,02454.1%
Djibouti
4,889115501.1%4,6442395.0%1903.9%
Egypt
78,3041,0253,564754.6%22,24152328.4%52,49967.1%
Equatorial Guinea
3,07105101.7%842027.4%2,17870.9%
Eritrea
2150000.0%56026.1%15974.0%
Ethiopia
6,774928120171.8%2,430035.9%4,22462.4%
Gabon
5,8711284600.8%2,68210845.7%3,14353.5%
Gambia
610304.9%27044.3%3150.8%
Ghana
22,82285412900.6%17,56440877.0%5,12922.5%
Guinea
5,697613400.6%4,5773580.3%1,08619.1%
Guinea-Bissau
1,79002501.4%760042.5%1,00556.2%
Ivory Coast
11,5043107820.7%5,5718448.4%5,85550.9%
Kenya
8,52827816922.0%2,5938930.4%5,76667.6%
Lesotho
910000.0%11012.1%8087.9%
Liberia
92694104.4%395142.7%49052.9%
Libya
1,2681513622.8%3063724.1%92673.0%
Madagascar
3,5731013300.9%1,76157449.3%1,77949.8%
Malawi
1,864462451.3%3452818.5%1,49580.2%
Mali
2,3581012015.1%1,5974167.7%64127.2%
Mauritania
5,0876313942.7%1,9945039.2%2,95458.1%
Mauritius
34201002.9%330096.5%20.6%
Morocco
14,77116424221.6%11,31667776.6%3,21321.8%
Mozambique
1,07131800.8%3375731.5%72667.8%
Namibia
59354000.0%2504.2%56895.8%
Niger
1,09736806.2%976289.0%534.8%
Nigeria
30,249460684152.3%12,37326540.9%17,19256.8%
Republic of the Congo
1,8212644732.6%5252428.8%1,24968.6%
Réunion
56312300.5%472083.8%8815.6%
Rwanda
1,19422300.3%6101551.1%58148.7%
São Tomé and Príncipe
72401301.8%283439.1%42859.1%
Senegal
7,65711014141.8%5,0977466.6%2,41931.6%
Seychelles
9110000.0%11012.1%8087.9%
Sierra Leone
1,584126304.0%1,1223470.8%39925.2%
Somalia
3,04809203.0%1,1475137.6%1,80959.4%
South Africa
224,6658,8103,6021001.6%106,8424,54347.6%114,22150.8%
South Sudan
2,02103801.9%333016.5%1,65081.6%
Sudan
10,08487636146.3%5,0744050.3%4,37443.4%
Swaziland
1,138821401.2%5881851.7%53647.1%
Tanzania
50902104.1%183036.0%30559.9%
Togo
69561502.2%475868.4%20529.5%
Tunisia
1,221165004.1%1,050186.0%1219.9%
Uganda
9776000.0%904892.5%737.5%
Western Sahara
1001010.0%8080.0%110.0%
Zambia
1,89504202.2%1,348071.1%50526.7%
Zimbabwe
885151901.0%206923.3%67075.7%
Chad
87307408.5%788090.3%111.3%

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.