Coronavirus in Africa: March 30, 2020


Coronavirus in Africa: March 30, 2020
FILE PHOTO: A health worker sprays disinfectant to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Nine days ago, Kenya had reported seven cases of the novel coronavirus but on Sunday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that the number that has been rising almost daily now stands at 42.

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Egypt that had been leading in the continent with 285 coronavirus cases now has 609.

South Africa now has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the continent: 1,280, a huge leap from nine days ago when the figure stood at 240.

According to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Burundi, Botswana, Malawi, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Lesotho and Western Sahara are yet to report any cases of the novel coronavirus.

Other African countries that have reported the COVID-disease as of Monday are:

  • Morocco 516
  • Algeria 511
  • Tunisia 312
  • Burkina Faso 222
  • Ivory Coast 165
  • Ghana 152
  • Senegal 142
  • Cameroon 139
  • Nigeria 111
  • DRC 81
  • Rwanda 70
  • Kenya 42
  • Madagascar 39
  • Uganda 33
  • Togo 30
  • Zambia 29
  • Ethiopia 21
  • Congo 19
  • Mali 18
  • Niger 18
  • Djibouti 18
  • Guinea 16
  • Tanzania 14
  • Equatorial Guinea 12
  • Eritrea 12
  • Namibia 11
  • Eswatini 9
  • Libya 8
  • Mozambique 8
  • Angola 7
  • Gabon 7
  • Zimbabwe 7
  • Sudan 6
  • Benin 6
  • Mauritania 5
  • Gambia 4
  • Central African Republic 3
  • Chad 3
  • Liberia 3
  • Somalia 3
  • Guinea Bissau 2

 

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