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
3,00797407513.5%1,35515145.1%1,24541.4%
Angola
250208.0%6024.0%1768.0%
Benin
540101.9%27050.0%2648.2%
Botswana
220104.6%000.0%2195.5%
Burkina Faso
61674126.7%4102166.6%16526.8%
Burundi
110109.1%4036.4%654.6%
Cameroon
1,4302674303.0%66827146.7%71950.3%
Cape Verde
829101.2%101.2%8097.6%
Central African Republic
162000.0%10062.5%637.5%
Democratic Republic of the Congo
394352506.4%48312.2%32181.5%
Djibouti
98612200.2%2526925.6%73274.2%
Egypt
3,891232287117.4%1,0046925.8%2,60066.8%
Equatorial Guinea
840101.2%708.3%7690.5%
Eritrea
390000.0%11528.2%2871.8%
Ethiopia
1171302.6%21018.0%9379.5%
Gabon
1671211.2%24014.4%14184.4%
Gambia
1001010.0%2020.0%770.0%
Ghana
1,1540900.8%9908.6%1,04690.6%
Guinea
862101600.7%170619.7%68679.6%
Guinea-Bissau
500000.0%306.0%4794.0%
Ivory Coast
1,004521401.4%3594935.8%63162.9%
Kenya
320171404.4%89627.8%21767.8%
Liberia
1010807.9%20019.8%7372.3%
Libya
600213.3%15025.0%4371.7%
Madagascar
1210000.0%58647.9%6352.1%
Malawi
330309.1%309.1%2781.8%
Mali
309162146.8%77424.9%21168.3%
Mauritania
701014.3%6085.7%00.0%
Mauritius
3312902.7%266580.4%5616.9%
Morocco
3,5683115514.3%4562612.8%2,95782.9%
Mozambique
465000.0%12426.1%3473.9%
Namibia
160000.0%7043.8%956.3%
Niger
67192423.6%2566338.2%39158.3%
Nigeria
9811083133.2%197020.1%75376.8%
Republic of the Congo
1860603.2%1608.6%16488.2%
Réunion
4100000.0%238058.1%17242.0%
Rwanda
1541000.0%87356.5%6743.5%
São Tomé and Príncipe
40000.0%000.0%4100.0%
Senegal
4790601.3%257053.7%21645.1%
Seychelles
1105045.5%6154.6%00.0%
Sierra Leone
643111.6%10415.6%5382.8%
Somalia
328421684.9%842.4%30492.7%
South Africa
3,95331875101.9%1,47341837.3%2,40560.8%
South Sudan
51000.0%000.0%5100.0%
Sudan
174111639.2%1408.1%14482.8%
Swaziland
310103.2%8025.8%2271.0%
Tanzania
28401003.5%1103.9%26392.6%
Togo
880606.8%59367.1%2326.1%
Tunisia
91893804.1%190020.7%69075.2%
Uganda
7411000.0%46062.2%2837.8%
Western Sahara
60000.0%5083.3%116.7%
Zambia
762304.0%37248.7%3647.4%
Zimbabwe
2914013.8%8027.6%1758.6%
Chad
330000.0%8024.2%2575.8%

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.