COVID-19: This is the situation across Africa

All over the world, the fight against COVID-19 has not stopped. The pandemic has claimed thousands of lives, sickened tens of thousands and the numbers don’t stop. In Africa, the virus has spread to dozens of countries within weeks. Governments and health authorities across the continent are striving to limit widespread infections.

Several governments have put measures in place, like lockdown and curfew, so the virus stops spreading. Yet, more cases are recorded. Fortunately, recoveries are reported too.

Private organisations and individuals have funded the opening of more testing centres and the provision of kits – also to make sure people do not die of hunger as cities and whole countries are locked down.

All over Africa, the prayer point is: “let this stop already” as Africa cannot hold a lockdown for too long. And, even governments across countries in Africa are already asking for support/relief funds as they do not have the capacity to hold on for long.

As we continue the fight against a disease that’s ravaging through, these are the figures as at April 3, 2020, 20:30 GMT:

Total confirmed cases: 7,608

Active confirmed cases: 6,596

Recovered: 685

Deaths: 327

Total onfirmed cases Active confirmed cases RecoveredConfirmed deaths
Algeria1,171 1,00462 105
Angola8 5 1 2
Benin16 14 2 0
Botswana4 3 0 1
Burkina Faso302 236 50 16
Burundi3 3 0 0
Cameroon306 289 10 7
Cape Verde6 5 0 1
Central African Republic8 8 0 0
Chad8 8 0 0
Comoros0 0 0 0
Congo-Brazzaville22 18 2 2
Democratic Republic of Congo134 118 3 13
Djibouti494180
Egypt98570321666
Equatorial Guinea161510
Eritrea222200
Eswatini9900
Ethiopia353230
Gabon211911
Gambia4121
Ghana205169315
Guinea737120
Guinea-Bissau9900
Ivory Coast194178151
Kenya12211444
Lesotho0000
Liberia7700
Libya111001
Madagascar707000
Malawi3300
Mali393603
Mauritania6321
Mauritius18617907
Morocco7616585647
Mozambique101000
Namibia141130
Niger989305
Nigeria190168202
Rwanda898900
São Tomé and Príncipe0000
Senegal207140661
Seychelles101000
Sierra Leone2200
Somalia7610
South Africa1,5051,401959
South Sudan0000
Sudan10622
Tanzania201631
Togo4020173
Tunisia495472518
Uganda484800
Western Sahara0000
Zambia393621
Zimbabwe9801

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