Covid-19 In 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
8,69719461787.1%4,91813456.6%3,16236.4%
Angola
711405.6%18025.4%4969.0%
Benin
3390300.9%1183434.8%21864.3%
Botswana
350102.9%20057.1%1440.0%
Burkina Faso
845135316.3%672079.5%12014.2%
Burundi
420102.4%20047.6%2150.0%
Cameroon
5,43639217543.2%1,9967936.7%3,26560.1%
Cape Verde
3900411.0%155039.7%23159.2%
Central African Republic
67119100.2%2203.3%64896.6%
Comoros
870101.2%21024.1%6574.7%
Democratic Republic of the Congo
2,5461436802.7%3652514.3%2,11383.0%
Djibouti
2,46801400.6%1,079043.7%1,37555.7%
Egypt
18,756789797144.3%5,02712726.8%12,93269.0%
Equatorial Guinea
1,04301201.2%165015.8%86683.0%
Eritrea
390000.0%390100.0%00.0%
Ethiopia
7010600.9%167023.8%52875.3%
Gabon
2,2381031400.6%5933126.5%1,63172.9%
Gambia
250104.0%18172.0%624.0%
Ghana
7,1173093420.5%2,31724732.6%4,76667.0%
Guinea
3,27502000.6%1,673051.1%1,58248.3%
Guinea-Bissau
1,1780700.6%4203.6%1,12995.8%
Ivory Coast
2,477543001.2%1,2862951.9%1,16146.9%
Kenya
1,348625203.9%405330.0%89166.1%
Lesotho
20000.0%000.0%2100.0%
Liberia
26612609.8%144354.1%9636.1%
Libya
772303.9%40052.0%3444.2%
Madagascar
58644400.7%147025.1%43574.2%
Malawi
1010404.0%37036.6%6059.4%
Mali
1,077187036.5%6171357.3%39036.2%
Mauritania
26861344.9%1505.6%24089.6%
Mauritius
33401003.0%322096.4%20.6%
Morocco
7,5772120202.7%4,8814064.4%2,49432.9%
Mozambique
2134100.5%71033.3%14166.2%
Namibia
210000.0%14066.7%733.3%
Niger
95216316.6%7961083.6%939.8%
Nigeria
8,344276249163.0%2,3857428.6%5,71068.4%
Republic of the Congo
48701603.3%147030.2%32466.5%
Réunion
4593100.2%411089.5%4710.2%
Rwanda
3393000.0%244672.0%9528.0%
São Tomé and Príncipe
4411421212.7%686415.4%36181.9%
Senegal
3,16103601.1%1,565049.5%1,56049.4%
Seychelles
1105045.5%110100.0%00.0%
Sierra Leone
754194425.8%297439.4%41354.8%
Somalia
1,711226713.9%2531814.8%1,39181.3%
South Africa
24,264649524432.2%12,74182452.5%10,99945.3%
South Sudan
8060801.0%600.7%79298.3%
Sudan
4,146170184144.4%5888514.2%3,37481.4%
Swaziland
2615200.8%164662.8%9536.4%
Tanzania
50902104.1%183036.0%30559.9%
Togo
39151303.3%1771645.3%20151.4%
Tunisia
1,05104804.6%9291088.4%747.0%
Uganda
2640000.0%69026.1%19573.9%
Western Sahara
901111.1%6066.7%222.2%
Zambia
9200700.8%336036.5%57762.7%
Zimbabwe
560407.1%25044.6%2748.2%
Chad
700136218.9%3035943.3%33547.9%

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.