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Coronavirus in Africa: 4,760 Cases; 146 Deaths, 335 Recoveries

There are now more than 4,600 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 and from official government data.

Major stats as at March 30

Confirmed cases = 4,613
Number of deaths = 146
Recoveries = 335
Infected countries = 46
Virus-free countries = 8

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North Africa

  • Algeria – 454
  • Egypt – 576
  • Libya – 3
  • Morocco – 450
  • Tunisia – 278

Virus-free = None

West Africa

  • Benin – 6
  • Burkina Faso – 222
  • Cape Verde – 5
  • The Gambia – 3
  • Ghana – 152
  • Guinea – 8
  • Guinea-Bissau – 2
  • Ivory Coast – 165
  • Liberia – 3
  • Mauritania – 5
  • Mali – 18
  • Nigeria- 111
  • Niger – 20
  • Senegal – 142
  • Togo – 30

Virus-free = Sierra Leone

Central Africa

  • Cameroon – 113
  • Central African Republic – 6
  • Chad – 5
  • Congo-Brazzaville – 19
  • DR Congo – 65
  • Equatorial Guinea – 13
  • Gabon – 7

Virus-free = Sao Tome and Principe

Southern Africa

  • Angola – 3
  • Eswatini – 9
  • Madagascar – 44
  • Mozambique – 8
  • Namibia – 6
  • South Africa – 1,250
  • Zambia – 29
  • Zimbabwe – 7

Virus-free = Malawi, Comoros, Lesotho, Botswana

East Africa / Horn of Africa

  • Djibouti – 15
  • Eritrea – 12
  • Ethiopia – 21
  • Kenya – 38
  • Mauritius – 102
  • Rwanda – 60
  • Seychelles – 8
  • Somalia – 3
  • Sudan – 5
  • Tanzania – 13
  • Uganda – 33

Virus-free = Burundi, South Sudan

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