Men wearing face masks wait for the start of the awareness campaign and distribution of sanitary products to people of extreme vulnerability by the REVOCAP association, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Liberte 6 Baraka district of Dakar, Senegal . Picure: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters/African News Agency
Men wearing face masks wait for the start of the awareness campaign and distribution of sanitary products to people of extreme vulnerability by the REVOCAP association, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Liberte 6 Baraka district of Dakar, Senegal . Picure: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters/African News Agency

Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa rise to over 40 000, and over 1600 deaths

By ANA Reporter Time of article published May 2, 2020

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Brazzaville - The number of confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in Africa have surpassed 40 000, with more than 1 600 associated deaths reported, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a short statement on Saturday.

In a separate statement on Saturday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said 53 African Union (AU) member states had reported 40 746 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 1689 Covid-19-related deaths, and 13 383 recoveries.

Graphic: Supplied (WHO)


The latest available regional statistics were as follows:   

Central (3 703 cases; 114 deaths; 1,172 recoveries): 

Burundi (15 cases 1 deaths 4 recoveries)

Cameroon ( 2 069 cases 61 deaths 934 recoveries)

Central African Republic (72 cases 0 deaths 10 recoveries)

Chad (73 cases 5 deaths 33 recoveries)

Congo (229 cases 9 deaths 25 recoveries)

DRC (604 cases 32 deaths 75 recoveries)

Equatorial Guinea (315 cases 1 death 9 recoveries)

Gabon (308 cases 4 deaths 78 recoveries)

Sao Tome & Principe (18 cases 1 deaths 4 recoveries)

Eastern (4 060 cases 111 deaths 1 724 recoveries):

Comoros (1 case 0 deaths 0 recoveries)

Djibouti (1 097 cases 2 deaths 672 recoveries)

Eritrea (39 cases 0 deaths 26 recoveries)

Ethiopia (133 cases 3 deaths 66 recoveries)

Kenya (411 cases 21 deaths 150 recoveries)

Madagascar (132 cases 0 deaths 94 recoveries)

Mauritius (334 cases 10 deaths 312 recoveries)

Rwanda (249 cases 0 deaths 109 recoveries)

Seychelles (11 cases 0 deaths 6 recoveries)

Somalia (601 cases 28 deaths 31 recoveries)

South Sudan (45 cases 0 deaths 0 recoveries)

Sudan (442 cases 31 deaths 39 recoveries)

Tanzania (480 cases 16 deaths 167 recoveries)

Uganda (85 cases 0 deaths 52 recoveries)

Northern (15 687 cases 1 075 deaths 4 704 recoveries):

Algeria (4 154 cases 453 deaths 1 821 recoveries)

Egypt (5 895 cases 406 deaths 1 460 recoveries)

Libya (63 cases 3 deaths 18 recoveries)

Mauritania (8 cases 1 death 6 recoveries)

Morocco (4 569 cases 171 deaths 1 083 recoveries)

Tunisia (998 cases 41 deaths 316 recoveries)

Southern (6 380 cases  130 deaths 2 514 recoveries):

Angola (25 cases 2 deaths 6 recoveries)

Botswana (23 cases 1 death 8 recoveries)

Eswatini (106 cases 1 death 12 recoveries)

Malawi (37 cases 3 deaths 9 recoveries)

Mozambique (79 cases 0 deaths 10 recoveries)

Namibia (16 cases 0 deaths 8 recoveries)

South Africa (5 951 cases 116 deaths 2 382 recoveries)

Zambia (109 cases 3 deaths 74 recoveries),

Zimbabwe (34 cases 4 deaths 5 recoveries)

Western (10 916 cases 259 deaths 3 269 recoveries): 

Benin (90 cases 2 deaths 42 recoveries)

Burkina Faso (649 cases  44 deaths 517 recoveries)

Cape Verde (123 cases 2 deaths 18 recoveries)

Côte d'Ivoire (1 333 cases 15 deaths 597 recoveries)

Gambia (12 cases 1 deaths 9 recoveries)

Ghana (2 074 cases 17 deaths 212 recoveries)

Guinea (1 537 cases 7 deaths 342 recoveries)

Guinea-Bissau (257 cases 1 death 19 recoveries)

Liberia (152 cases 18 deaths 45 recoveries)

Mali (508 cases 26 deaths 196 recoveries)

Niger (728 cases 33 deaths 478 recoveries)

Nigeria (2 170 cases 68 deaths 351 recoveries)

Senegal (1 024 cases 9 deaths 356 recoveries)

Sierra Leone (136 cases 7 deaths 21 recoveries)

Togo (123 cases 9 deaths 66 recoveries)

African News Agency/ANA

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