LATEST CASES CONFIRMED OF COVID-19 IN AFRICA

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The Latest confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Africa (Cases 1087; Deaths 28 & Recovered 92), the coronavirus outbreak initially identified in China can infect humans.

  • The new coronavirus outbreak initially identified in China
  • Now called COVID-19, the virus is one of the multiple coronaviruses that can infect humans.
  • Other examples include SARS, MERS, and even the common cold

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that are typically mild, such as the common cold, though rarer forms such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19 can be lethal. Symptoms vary in other species: in chickens, they cause an upper respiratory tract disease, while in cows and pigs they cause diarrhea. There are no vaccines or antiviral drugs to prevent or treat human coronavirus infections.

1. Coronavirus Stats 2020

The coronavirus COVID-19 in Africais affecting 109 countries and territories around the world .

Cases

290,717

Deaths

11,974

Recovered

93,641

Last updated:

21 March 2020 16:00 CAT

Stats of COVID-19 in Africa 2020

#CountryPopulation
-Cases--Death-
1Nigeria206,139,589 22
2Ethiopia114,963,588 9
3Egypt102,334,404 285 8
4DR Congo89,561,403 23
5Tanzania59,734,218 6
6South Africa59,308,690240
7Kenya53,771,296 7
8Uganda45,741,0070
9Algeria43,851,044 139 12
10Sudan43,849,260 2 1
11Morocco36,910,560 86 3
12Angola32,866,272 2
13Mozambique31,255,43500
14Ghana31,072,940 19
15Madagascar27,691,018 3
16Cameroon26,545,863 27
17Côte d’Ivoire26,378,27400
18Niger24,206,644 1 0
19Burkina Faso20,903,273 64 0
20Mali20,250,83300
21Malawi19,129,95200
22Zambia18,383,955 2 0
23Senegal16,743,927 47 0
24Chad16,425,864 1 0
25Somalia15,893,222 1 0
26Zimbabwe14,862,924 3 0
27Guinea13,132,795 2 0
28Rwanda12,952,218 17 0
29Benin12,123,200 2 0
30Burundi11,890,78400
31Tunisia11,818,619 60 1
32South Sudan11,193,72500
33Togo8,278,724 16 0
34Sierra Leone7,976,98300
35Libya6,871,29200
36Congo5,518,087 3 0
37Liberia5,057,681 3 0
38Central African Republic4,829,76700
39Mauritania4,649,658 2 0
40Eritrea3,546,42100
41Namibia2,540,905 3 0
42Gambia2,416,668 1 0
43Botswana2,351,627 00
44Gabon2,225,734 4 1
45Lesotho2,142,24900
46Guinea-Bissau1,968,001 2 1
47Equatorial Guinea1,402,985 6 0
48Mauritius1,271,768 14 1
49Eswatini1,160,164 1 0
50Djibouti988,000 1 0
51Comoros869,60100
52Cabo Verde555,987 3 0
53Sao Tome & Principe219,159
54Seychelles98,347

2. Coronavirus Symptoms

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death. Symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

3. Coronavirus: How to protect yourself

  • Wash your hand with running water. Apply soap between your fingers and under your nails. scrub  for at least 20 seconds and tense
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, throw the tissue in a bin and wash hands. If you don’t have tissue cough or sneeze into your elbow rather than your hands.
  • Face masks offer some protection as they block liquid droplets, although they don’t block smaller aerosol particles.
  • Seek early medical help by phone. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing and share travel history or close to yours.
  • If you have returned from an affected area in China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, and Japan in the last two weeks stay indoors and avoid contact with other people for 14 days.
  • If you have returned from an infected area and develop a high temperature, cough, runny nose, sore throat or difficulty breathing, don’t leave your house until you have been given advice by a doctor.

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