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Coronavirus cases in Africa pass 202,000

5,516 fatalities recorded in 54 countries, recoveries reach 90,779, says Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Addis Getachew Tadesse   | 10.06.2020
Coronavirus cases in Africa pass 202,000

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia

The number of COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 202,782, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said in an update on Wednesday.

According to the latest data, 5,516 fatalities have been recorded in 54 countries so far, while recoveries have increased to 90,779.

The total number of active cases on the continent now stands at 106,487, Africa CDC said.

Following is a regional distribution of cases, deaths, and recoveries:

North Africa (58,014 cases - 2,337 deaths - 25,338 recoveries)

Algeria (10,382 - 724 - 6,951), Egypt (36,829 - 1,306 - 9,786), Libya (332 - 5 - 57), Mauritania (947 - 43 - 69), Morocco (8,437 - 210 - 7,493), Tunisia (1,087 - 49 - 982)

Southern Africa (55,990 cases - 1,190 deaths - 30,574 recoveries)

Angola (96 - 4 - 38), Botswana (40 - 1 - 23), Eswatini (371 - 3 - 232), Lesotho (4 - 0 - 2), Malawi (455 - 4 - 55), Mozambique (453 - 2 - 136), Namibia (31 - 0 - 16), South Africa (52,991 - 1,162 - 29,006), Zambia (1,235 - 10 - 1,020), Zimbabwe (314 - 4 - 46)

West Africa (43,781 cases - 853 deaths - 19,914 recoveries) 

Benin (305 - 4 - 188), Burkina Faso (891 - 53 - 778), Cape Verde (585 - 5 - 266), Cote d'Ivoire (3,995 - 38 - 2,045), Gambia (28 - 1 - 21), Ghana (9,910 - 48 - 3,645), Guinea (4,258 - 23 - 2,942), Guinea-Bissau (1,389 - 12 - 153), Liberia (383 - 31 - 199), Mali (1,586 - 94 - 931), Niger (973 - 65 - 869), Nigeria (13,464 - 365 - 4,206), Senegal (4,516 - 52 - 2,809), Sierra Leone (1,001 - 49 - 611), Togo (497 - 13 - 251)


East Africa (23,400 cases - 691 deaths - 7,333 recoveries)

Comoros (141 - 2 - 67), Djibouti (4,331 - 34 - 2,139), Eritrea (41 - 0 - 39), Ethiopia (2,336 - 32 - 379), Kenya (2,989 - 88 - 873), Madagascar (1,138 - 9 - 274), Mauritius (337 - 10 - 324), Rwanda (463 - 2 - 300), Seychelles (11 - 0 - 11), Somalia (2,416 - 85 - 489), South Sudan (1,604 - 19 - 15), Sudan (6,427 - 389 - 2,127), Tanzania (509 - 21 - 178), Uganda (657 - 0 - 118)

Central Africa (21,597 cases - 445 deaths - 7,620 recoveries) 

Burundi (83 - 1 - 45), Cameroon (8,681 - 208 - 4,836), Central African Republic (1,888 - 6 - 40), Chad (844 - 71 - 706), Congo (728 - 24 - 221), Democratic Republic of Congo (4,259 - 90 - 539), Equatorial Guinea (1,306 - 12 - 200), Gabon (3,294 - 21 - 956), Sao Tome and Principe (514 - 12 - 77)

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