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Coronavirus In Africa: 84,521 Cases; 2,759 Deaths; 32,322 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 80,000 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: May 18 at 6:00 GMT:

  • Confirmed cases = 84,521
  • Number of deaths = 2,759
  • Recoveries = 32,515
  • Active cases = 49,322

Countries in alphabetical order

  • Algeria – 7,019
  • Angola – 48
  • Benin – 339
  • Botswana – 25
  • Burkina Faso – 796
  • Burundi – 23
  • Cameroon – 3,105
  • Cape Verde – 328
  • Central African Republic – 327
  • Chad – 503
  • Comoros – 11
  • Congo-Brazzaville – 391
  • DR Congo – 1,455
  • Djibouti – 1,401
  • Egypt – 12,229
  • Equatorial Guinea – 594
  • Eritrea – 39
  • Eswatini – 203
  • Ethiopia – 317
  • Gabon – 1,320
  • (The) Gambia – 23
  • Ghana – 5,735
  • Guinea – 2,658
  • Guinea-Bissau – 990
  • Ivory Coast – 2,109
  • Kenya – 887
  • Lesotho – 1
  • Liberia – 226
  • Libya – 65
  • Madagascar – 304
  • Malawi – 70
  • Mali – 860
  • Mauritania – 62
  • Mauritius – 332
  • Morocco – 6,870
  • Mozambique – 137
  • Namibia – 16
  • Niger – 904
  • Nigeria- 5,959
  • Rwanda – 292
  • Sao Tome and Principe – 235
  • Senegal – 2,480
  • Seychelles – 11
  • Sierra Leone – 505
  • Somalia – 1,421
  • South Africa – 15,515
  • South Sudan – 290
  • Sudan – 2,289
  • Tanzania – 509
  • Togo – 301
  • Tunisia – 1,037
  • Uganda – 227
  • Zambia – 753
  • Zimbabwe – 44
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