Stats Africa

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
205,82205,89002.9%141,195068.6%58,73728.5%
Angola
63,86101,69702.7%52,516082.2%9,64815.1%
Benin
24,560016100.7%23,971097.6%4281.7%
Botswana
184,91902,39601.3%181,187098.0%1,3360.7%
Burkina Faso
14,793021401.5%14,287096.6%2922.0%
Burundi
19,89403800.2%77303.9%19,08395.9%
Cameroon
100,28901,60001.6%80,433080.2%18,25618.2%
Cape Verde
38,140034900.9%37,452098.2%3390.9%
Central African Republic
11,518010000.9%6,859059.6%4,55939.6%
Comoros
4,206114703.5%4,037096.0%220.5%
Democratic Republic of the Congo
57,43201,09101.9%50,930088.7%5,4119.4%
Djibouti
13,451018101.4%13,207098.2%630.5%
Egypt
324,619018,28505.6%274,007084.4%32,32710.0%
Equatorial Guinea
13,166016301.2%12,537095.2%4663.5%
Eritrea
6,79204500.7%6,708098.8%390.6%
Ethiopia
362,33506,35801.8%335,416092.6%20,5615.7%
Gabon
34,601022400.7%28,310081.8%6,06717.5%
Gambia
9,956033903.4%9,603096.5%140.1%
Ghana
129,80501,17000.9%126,539097.5%2,0961.6%
Guinea
30,642138501.3%29,4651696.2%7922.6%
Guinea-Bissau
6,131014102.3%5,460089.1%5308.6%
Ivory Coast
61,178069001.1%59,745097.7%7431.2%
Kenya
252,67205,25702.1%246,274097.5%1,1410.5%
Lesotho
21,587065603.0%12,189056.5%8,74240.5%
Liberia
5,811028704.9%5,458093.9%661.1%
Libya
354,2155895,028221.4%289,4931,32381.7%59,69416.9%
Madagascar
42,898095802.2%41,322096.3%6181.4%
Malawi
61,75702,29603.7%57,131092.5%2,3303.8%
Mali
15,848055803.5%14,576092.0%7144.5%
Mauritania
36,955079202.1%35,670096.5%4931.3%
Mauritius
17,047014800.9%1,854010.9%15,04588.3%
Morocco
944,277014,61201.6%924,227097.9%5,4380.6%
Mozambique
151,22501,92801.3%148,660098.3%6370.4%
Namibia
128,82403,55002.8%124,382096.6%8920.7%
Niger
6,254020703.3%5,919094.6%1282.1%
Nigeria
210,46002,88201.4%202,379096.2%5,1992.5%
Republic of the Congo
16,408023901.5%12,421075.7%3,74822.8%
Réunion
54,438037200.7%53,696098.6%3700.7%
Rwanda
99,37401,32001.3%45,511045.8%52,54352.9%
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
20000.0%20100.0%00.0%
São Tomé and Príncipe
3,69705601.5%3,190086.3%45112.2%
Senegal
73,89631,87802.5%71,994197.4%240.0%
Seychelles
21,903011900.5%21,567098.5%2171.0%
Sierra Leone
6,396012101.9%4,393068.7%1,88229.4%
Somalia
21,26901,18005.6%9,927046.7%10,16247.8%
South Africa
2,919,632088,92503.1%2,811,439096.3%19,2680.7%
South Sudan
12,279013301.1%11,889096.8%2572.1%
Sudan
40,23803,09907.7%32,905081.8%4,23410.5%
Swaziland
46,38401,24102.7%45,042097.1%1010.2%
Tanzania
26,034072402.8%000.0%25,31097.2%
Togo
25,992024200.9%25,459098.0%2911.1%
Tunisia
711,82112825,15513.5%685,38612396.3%1,2800.2%
Uganda
125,758483,20002.5%96,5101376.7%26,04820.7%
Western Sahara
1001010.0%8080.0%110.0%
Zambia
209,63953,65901.8%205,8522398.2%1280.1%
Zimbabwe
132,65104,66903.5%127,298096.0%6840.5%
Chad
5,067017403.4%4,874096.2%190.4%

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.