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Coronavirus in Africa: 78,280 cases; 2,624 deaths; 29,245 recoveries

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There are now more than over 70,000 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. There is no virus-free country in Africa as of May 13.

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 16 at 7:30 GMT:

  • Confirmed cases = 78,280
  • Number of deaths = 2,624
  • Recoveries = 29,245
  • Active cases = 46,411
  • Infected countries = 54

Countries in alphabetical order

  • Algeria – 6,629
  • Angola – 48
  • Benin – 339
  • Botswana – 24
  • Burkina Faso – 780
  • Burundi – 15
  • Cameroon – 3,105
  • Cape Verde – 326
  • Central African Republic – 301
  • Chad – 428
  • Comoros – 11
  • Congo-Brazzaville – 391
  • DR Congo – 1,298
  • Djibouti – 1,309
  • Egypt – 11,228
  • Equatorial Guinea – 594
  • Eritrea – 39
  • Eswatini – 190
  • Ethiopia – 287
  • Gabon – 1,209
  • (The) Gambia – 23
  • Ghana – 5,638
  • Guinea – 2,473
  • Guinea-Bissau – 913
  • Ivory Coast – 2,017
  • Kenya – 781
  • Lesotho – 1
  • Liberia – 219
  • Libya – 64
  • Madagascar – 238
  • Malawi – 63
  • Mali – 806
  • Mauritania – 29
  • Mauritius – 332
  • Morocco – 6,652
  • Mozambique – 119
  • Namibia – 16
  • Niger – 885
  • Nigeria- 5,450
  • Rwanda – 287
  • Sao Tome and Principe – 235
  • Senegal – 2,310
  • Seychelles – 11
  • Sierra Leone – 447
  • Somalia – 1,284
  • South Africa – 13,524
  • South Sudan – 236
  • Sudan – 1,964
  • Tanzania – 509
  • Togo – 263
  • Tunisia – 1,035
  • Uganda – 203
  • Zambia – 654
  • Zimbabwe – 42

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