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Coronavirus In Africa: 297,112 Cases; 7,919 Deaths; 142,622 Recoveries

A mine worker is shown his temperature, measured ahead of his shift, during a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at a mine of Sibanye-Stillwater company in Carletonville, South Africa, May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

There are now more than over 290,000 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.

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

Major African stats: June 21 at 8:30 GMT:

  • Confirmed cases = 297,112
  • Active cases = 146,571
  • Recoveries = 142,622
  • Number of deaths = 7,919

Countries in alphabetical order

  • Algeria – 11,631
  • Angola – 176
  • Benin – 650
  • Botswana – 89
  • Burkina Faso – 901
  • Burundi – 104
  • Cameroon – 11,610
  • Cape Verde – 863
  • Central African Republic – 2,686
  • Chad – 858
  • Comoros – 247
  • Congo-Brazzaville – 883
  • DR Congo – 5,672
  • Djibouti – 4,565
  • Egypt – 53,758
  • Equatorial Guinea – 1,664
  • Eritrea – 143
  • Eswatini – 627
  • Ethiopia – 4,469
  • Gabon – 4,428
  • (The) Gambia – 37
  • Ghana – 13,717
  • Guinea – 4,960
  • Guinea-Bissau – 1,541
  • Ivory Coast – 7,276
  • Kenya – 4,478
  • Lesotho – 4
  • Liberia – 601
  • Libya – 544
  • Madagascar – 1,503
  • Malawi – 620
  • Mali – 1,933
  • Mauritania – 2,813
  • Mauritius – 337
  • Morocco – 9,839
  • Mozambique – 688
  • Namibia – 46
  • Niger – 1,035
  • Nigeria- 19,808
  • Rwanda – 702
  • Sao Tome and Principe – 698
  • Senegal – 5,783
  • Seychelles – 11
  • Sierra Leone – 1,309
  • Somalia – 2,755
  • South Africa – 92,681
  • South Sudan – 1,882
  • Sudan – 8,580
  • Tanzania – 509
  • Togo – 561
  • Tunisia – 1,156
  • Uganda – 763
  • Zambia – 1,430
  • Zimbabwe – 479
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