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Africa records over 1000 coronavirus cases across 42 countries

Africa records over 1000 coronavirus cases across 42 countries
March 22
17:05 2020
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Africa has recorded over 1,000 coronavirus cases across the continent.

According to data by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on COVID-19 in Africa, there are 1,187 confirmed cases in 42 African countries.

Egypt takes the lead with 294 cases, followed by South Africa with 240 cases and Algeria with 139.

A total of 33 deaths have been recorded across the continent: Algeria 15, Egypt eight, Burkina Faso three, Morocco three, the Democratic Republic of the Congo one, Gabon one, Sudan one, and Tunisia one.

But 122 people have recovered from the infection.

Globally, COVID-19 has infected 318,953 people and 13,683 deaths have been recorded.

Below is a list of African countries with confirmed cases of the pandemic.

Algeria – 139

Egypt – 294

Morocco – 96

Tunisia – 60

Benin – 2

Rwanda – 17

Burkina Faso – 75

Ghana – 19

Guinea – 2

Ivory Coast – 14

Liberia – 3

Mauritania – 2

Nigeria- 27

Senegal – 56

Togo – 15

The Gambia – 1

Niger – 1

Cape Verde – 3

Benin – 2

Burkina Faso – 75

Niger – 1

Cape Verde – 3

Cameroon – 27

Central African Republic – 3

Congo-Brazzaville – 4

Democratic Republic of Congo – 23

Equatorial Guinea – 6

Gabon – 6

Chad – 1

Eswatini – 1

Namibia – 3

South Africa – 240

Zambia – 2

Zimbabwe – 2

Madagascar – 3

Angola – 2

Ethiopia – 9

Kenya – 7

Seychelles – 6

Somalia – 1

Sudan – 2

Tanzania – 6

Djibouti – 1

Mauritius – 7

Eritrea – 1

Uganda – 1

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