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Coronavirus In Africa: 285,914 Cases; 7,683 Deaths; 132,650 Recoveries

A patient who is suspected of suffering from COVID-19 coronavirus undergoes testing at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital isolation centre on May 10, 2020. Audu MARTE / AFP

There are now more than over 280,000 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 John Hopkins University and Africa Center for Disease Control on COVID-19 in Africa, the breakdown remains fluid as countries confirm cases as and when. As of May 13, every African country had recorded an infection, the last being Lesotho.

We shall keep updating this list largely sourced from the John Hopkins University tallies, Africa CDC and from official government data.

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Major African stats: June 20 at 8:30 GMT:

  • Confirmed cases = 285,914
  • Active cases = 145,581
  • Recoveries = 132,650
  • Number of deaths = 7,683

Countries in alphabetical order

  • Algeria – 11,504
  • Angola – 172
  • Benin – 650
  • Botswana – 89
  • Burkina Faso – 900
  • Burundi – 104
  • Cameroon – 10,638
  • Cape Verde – 848
  • Central African Republic – 2,605
  • Chad – 854
  • Comoros – 210
  • Congo-Brazzaville – 883
  • DR Congo – 5,477
  • Djibouti – 4,565
  • Egypt – 52,211
  • Equatorial Guinea – 1,664
  • Eritrea – 142
  • Eswatini – 623
  • Ethiopia – 4,070
  • Gabon – 4,428
  • (The) Gambia – 36
  • Ghana – 13,203
  • Guinea – 4,904
  • Guinea-Bissau – 1,541
  • Ivory Coast – 6,874
  • Kenya – 4,374
  • Lesotho – 4
  • Liberia – 581
  • Libya – 520
  • Madagascar – 1,443
  • Malawi – 620
  • Mali – 1,923
  • Mauritania – 2,621
  • Mauritius – 337
  • Morocco – 9,613
  • Mozambique – 668
  • Namibia – 45
  • Niger – 1,020
  • Nigeria- 19,147
  • Rwanda – 661
  • Sao Tome and Principe – 693
  • Senegal – 5,639
  • Seychelles – 11
  • Sierra Leone – 1,298
  • Somalia – 2,719
  • South Africa – 87,715
  • South Sudan – 1,864
  • Sudan – 8,316
  • Tanzania – 509
  • Togo – 555
  • Tunisia – 1,146
  • Uganda – 755
  • Zambia – 1,430
  • Zimbabwe – 479
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