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Coronavirus in Africa: close to 8,000 cases, 334 deaths, 702 recoveries

Coronavirus in Africa: close to 8,000 cases, 334 deaths, 702 recoveries
Coronavirus in Africa: close to 8,000 cases, 334 deaths, 702 recoveries

There are now more than over 6,700 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the continent, with a number of African countries imposing a range of prevention and containment measures against the spread of the pandemic.

According to the latest data by the Africa Center for Disease Control on COVID-19 in Africa, the breakdown remains fluid as countries confirm cases as and when. The whole of Africa has rising cases with a handful of countries holding out.

We shall keep updating this list which will be put in sub-continental blocs: East, West, Central, Southern and North Africa. All statistics are sourced from Africa CDC updates, from the John Hopkins University and from official government data.

The classifications are based on where the countries are located especially in the case of countries that belong to two different blocs, like Tanzania in East Africa, despite belonging to EAC and SADC.

Major stats as at April 3
Confirmed cases = 7, 933
Number of deaths = 334
Recoveries = 702
Infected countries = 50
Virus-free countries = 4

Countries in alphabetical order
Algeria – 1,171
Angola – 8
Benin – 16
Botswana – 4
Burkina Faso – 302
Burundi – 3
Cameroon – 509
Cape Verde – 6
Central African Republic – 8
Chad – 8
Congo-Brazzaville – 41
DR Congo – 148
Djibouti – 49
Egypt – 985
Equatorial Guinea – 16
Eritrea – 22
Ethiopia – 35
Eswatini – 9
Gabon – 21
(The) Gambia – 4
Ghana – 205
Guinea – 73
Guinea-Bissau – 15
Ivory Coast – 218
Kenya – 122
Liberia – 7
Libya – 17
Madagascar – 70
Malawi – 3
Mali – 39
Mauritania – 6
Mauritius – 186
Morocco – 791
Mozambique – 10
Namibia – 14
Niger – 120
Nigeria- 210
Rwanda – 89
Senegal – 207
Seychelles – 10
Sierra Leone – 2
Somalia – 7
South Africa – 1,505
Sudan – 10
Tanzania – 20
Togo – 40
Tunisia – 495
Uganda – 48
Zambia – 39
Zimbabwe – 9

Virus-free = Sao Tome and Principe, Comoros, Lesotho, South Sudan

Source: africanews.com

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