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41 African countries hit 1,000+ cases; most impacted per region | LIST

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Every county in Africa has recorded a case of coronavirus. Lesotho being the last and Egypt being the first as early as February 14, 2020.

The rate of steady and in some places speedy spread has been a cause for concern for the WHO Africa office and other public health experts. More so for a continent that has resource challenges riddling a largely bogged down health sector.

Experts continue to advocate mass testing as cases of local transmission grow in a number of countries. Most countries are lifting lockdowns and reopening economies, but curfews and ban on gatherings remain in some places to combat spread and improve containment of confirmed cases.

This article looks at a periodic growth of cases across the continent, zooming in on statistics from the most impacted country per regional bloc (bold also specifically indicating recoveries and deaths.)

As of July 17, 2020, John Hopkins University statistics indicated that 41 African countries had recorded over 1,000 cases of the virus. Only South Africa – the most impacted has crossed the 100,000 mark with over 324,000 cases as of today.

Egypt is North Africa’s most impacted with Nigeria; the leader in West Africa. Kenya and Cameroon complete the regional leaders table for East / Horn of Africa and Central Africa respectively.

Countries in alphabetical order

  • Algeria – 21,355
  • Benin – 1,463
  • Burkina Faso – 1,038
  • Cameroon – 16,157 cases, 13,728 recoveries, 373 deaths
  • Cape Verde – 1,894
  • Central African Republic – 4,373
  • Congo-Brazzaville – 2,358
  • DR Congo – 8,199
  • Djibouti – 4,993
  • Egypt – 85,771 cases, 26,691 recoveries, 4,120 deaths
  • Equatorial Guinea – 3,071
  • Eswatini – 1,552
  • Ethiopia – 8,475
  • Gabon – 6,121
  • Ghana – 26,125
  • Guinea – 6,359
  • Guinea-Bissau – 1,902
  • Ivory Coast – 13,554
  • Kenya – 11,673 cases: 3,638 recoveries; 217 deaths
  • Liberia – 1,070
  • Libya – 1,652
  • Madagascar – 6,089
  • Malawi – 2,712
  • Mali – 2,440
  • Mauritania – 5,659
  • Morocco – 16,545
  • Mozambique – 1,383
  • Namibia – 1,032
  • Niger – 1,102
  • Nigeria- 34,854 cases; 14,292 recoveries, 769 deaths
  • Rwanda – 1,473
  • Senegal – 8,481
  • Sierra Leone – 1,678
  • Somalia – 3,106
  • South Africa – 324,221 cases; 165,591 recoveries; 4,669 deaths
  • South Sudan – 2,171
  • Sudan – 10,527
  • Tunisia – 1,327
  • Uganda – 1,051
  • Zambia – 1,895
  • Zimbabwe – 1,362

Major African stats: July 17 at 9:00 GMT:

  • Confirmed cases = 663,953
  • Active cases = 306,176
  • Recoveries = 343,418
  • Number of deaths = 14,359

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Most impacted nations per region (as of June 23):

  • Southern Africa = South Africa; 101,590 cases, 1,991 deaths, 53,444 recoveries
  • East Africa = Sudan; 8,698 cases, 533 deaths, 3,460 recoveries
  • West Africa = Nigeria; 20,919 cases, 525 deaths, 7,109 recoveries
  • Central Africa = Cameroon; 12,041 cases, 308 deaths, 7,740 recoveries
  • North Africa = Egypt; 56,809 cases, 2,278 deaths, 15,133 recoveries

Major African stats: June 23 at 7:30 GMT:

  • Confirmed cases = 315,380
  • Active cases = 156,447
  • Recoveries = 150,594
  • Number of deaths = 8,339

The basic records are referenced from the John Hopkins hospital LIVE portal, we also corroborate figures with African Union’s Africa Centers for Disease Control, Africa CDC whiles prioritizing tallies from trusted national sources.

The classifications are based on where the countries are located especially in the case of countries that belong to two different blocs.