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41 African countries hit 1,000+ cases; most impacted per region | LIST

41 African countries hit 1,000+ cases; most impacted per region | LIST

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<p>Every county in Africa has recorded a case of coronavirus. Lesotho being the last and Egypt being the first as early as February 14, 2020.</p> <p>The rate of steady and in some places speedy spread has been a cause for concern for the <span class="caps">WHO</span> Africa office and other public health experts. More so for a continent that has resource challenges riddling a largely bogged down health sector.</p> <p>Experts continue to advocate mass testing as cases of local transmission grow in a number of countries. Most countries are lifting lockdowns and reopening economies, but curfews and ban on gatherings remain in some places to combat spread and improve containment of confirmed cases.</p> <p>This article looks at a periodic growth of cases across the continent, zooming in on statistics from the most impacted country per regional bloc (bold also specifically indicating recoveries and deaths.)</p> <p>As of July 17, 2020, John Hopkins University statistics indicated that 41 African countries had recorded over 1,000 cases of the virus. Only South Africa – the most impacted has crossed the 100,000 mark with over 324,000 cases as of today.</p> <p>Egypt is North Africa’s most impacted with Nigeria; the leader in West Africa. Kenya and Cameroon complete the regional leaders table for East / Horn of Africa and Central Africa respectively.</p> <h2 style="font-size:16px;"> Countries in alphabetical order </h2> <ul> <li>Algeria – 21,355</li> <li>Benin – 1,463</li> <li>Burkina Faso – 1,038</li> <li><strong>Cameroon – 16,157 cases, 13,728 recoveries, 373 deaths</strong></li> <li>Cape Verde – 1,894</li> <li>Central African Republic – 4,373</li> <li>Congo-Brazzaville – 2,358</li> <li>DR Congo – 8,199</li> <li>Djibouti – 4,993</li> <li><strong>Egypt – 85,771 cases, 26,691 recoveries, 4,120 deaths</strong></li> <li>Equatorial Guinea – 3,071</li> <li>Eswatini – 1,552</li> <li>Ethiopia – 8,475</li> <li>Gabon – 6,121</li> <li>Ghana – 26,125</li> <li>Guinea – 6,359</li> <li>Guinea-Bissau – 1,902</li> <li>Ivory Coast – 13,554</li> <li><strong>Kenya – 11,673 cases: 3,638 recoveries; 217 deaths</strong></li> <li>Liberia – 1,070</li> <li>Libya – 1,652</li> <li>Madagascar – 6,089</li> <li>Malawi – 2,712</li> <li>Mali – 2,440</li> <li>Mauritania – 5,659</li> <li>Morocco – 16,545</li> <li>Mozambique – 1,383</li> <li>Namibia – 1,032</li> <li>Niger – 1,102</li> <li><strong>Nigeria- 34,854 cases; 14,292 recoveries, 769 deaths</strong></li> <li>Rwanda – 1,473</li> <li>Senegal – 8,481</li> <li>Sierra Leone – 1,678</li> <li>Somalia – 3,106</li> <li><strong>South Africa – 324,221 cases; 165,591 recoveries; 4,669 deaths</strong></li> <li>South Sudan – 2,171</li> <li>Sudan – 10,527</li> <li>Tunisia – 1,327</li> <li>Uganda – 1,051</li> <li>Zambia – 1,895</li> <li>Zimbabwe – 1,362</li> </ul> <h2 style="font-size:16px;"> Major African stats: July 17 at 9:00 <span class="caps">GMT</span>: </h2> <ul> <li>Confirmed cases = 663,953</li> <li>Active cases = 306,176</li> <li>Recoveries = 343,418</li> <li>Number of deaths = 14,359</li> </ul> <style>.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }</style><div class='embed-container'><iframe src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/wMgU7C0vAZI' frameborder='0' allowfullscreen></iframe></div> <h2 style="font-size:16px;"> Most impacted nations per region (as of June 23): </h2> <ul> <li>Southern Africa = South Africa; 101,590 cases, 1,991 deaths, 53,444 recoveries</li> <li>East Africa = Sudan; 8,698 cases, 533 deaths, 3,460 recoveries</li> <li>West Africa = Nigeria; 20,919 cases, 525 deaths, 7,109 recoveries</li> <li>Central Africa = Cameroon; 12,041 cases, 308 deaths, 7,740 recoveries</li> <li>North Africa = Egypt; 56,809 cases, 2,278 deaths, 15,133 recoveries</li> </ul> <h2 style="font-size:16px;"> Major African stats: June 23 at 7:30 <span class="caps">GMT</span>: </h2> <ul> <li>Confirmed cases = 315,380</li> <li>Active cases = 156,447</li> <li>Recoveries = 150,594</li> <li>Number of deaths = 8,339</li> </ul> <p>The basic records are referenced from the <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-4a11d568-2716-41cf-a15e-7d15079548bc">John Hopkins hospital <span class="caps">LIVE</span> portal</a>, we also corroborate figures with African Union’s Africa Centers for Disease Control, <a href="https://twitter.com/AfricaCDC;">Africa <span class="caps">CDC</span></a> whiles prioritizing tallies from trusted national sources.</p> <p><em>The classifications are based on where the countries are located especially in the case of countries that belong to two different blocs.</em></p> <iframe src="//embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v7.aspx?Id=2926613&ThemeId=19714" width="100%" height="1200" frameborder="0"></iframe>