There are two African countries that have not recorded a case of coronavirus as of April 11. 52 countries have officially recorded cases. The death toll is past 1,000 whiles recoveries are also past 6,000. Cases have also passed the 26,000 mark.
The only region with virus-free countries being southern Africa where Comoros and Lesotho have yet to confirm cases. Sao Tome and Principe in Central Africa officially recorded cases on April 6. Becoming the 52nd African country and the final in Central Africa.
Major African stats as of April 23; 6:00 GMT:
Confirmed cases = 25,940
Number of deaths = 1,240
Recoveries = 6,968
Infected countries = 52
Virus-free countries = 2 (Lesotho, Comoros)
Most impacted nations per region (as of April 23):
The basic records are referenced from the African Union’s Africa Center for Disease Control, Africa CDC and the John Hopkins hospital LIVE portal, we also prioritize tallies from trusted national sources.
Southern Africa = South Africa; 3,635 cases, 65 deaths, 1,055 recoveries
East Africa = Djibouti; 974 cases, 2 deaths, 183 recoveries
West Africa = Ghana; 1,154 cases, 9 deaths, 120 recoveries
Central Africa = Cameroon; 1,163 cases, 43 deaths, 397 recoveries
North Africa = Egypt; 3,659 cases, 276 deaths, 935 recoveries
Djibouti looks set to cross 1,000 mark after series of recent spikes
Ghana crosses 1,000 mark to become West Africa’s most impacted as of April 19
South Africa retakes Africa’s most impacted from Egypt as of April 20
Egypyt overtakes South Africa as Africa’s most impacted with 2,673 against South Africa’s 2,605 as of April 17
Djibouti topples Mauritius as East Africa’s most impacted as of April 14
Ivory Coast topples Burkina Faso as West Africa’s most impacted as of April 14
As of April 10, Egypt retakes spot as North Africa’s most impacted
As of April 2; Algeria toppled Egypt to become the most impacted North African country
South Sudan confirmed index case on April 5, becoming 51st country to record an infection
Sao Tome and Principe confirmed index cases on April 6, becoming 52nd country to record an infection
The classifications are based on where the countries are located especially in the case of countries that belong to two different blocs.
Experts are currently advocation mass testing as cases of local transmission grow in a number of countries. Most countries are enforcing lockdowns, curfews to combat spread and improve containment of confirmed cases.
The virus-free duo are: