173 deaths, 371 recoveries and 5,255 coronavirus infections in 47 African countries

At least 173 people had died from the novel coronavirus in Africa by Monday night, up from 135 on Sunday, according to latest figures compiled by the Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC).

About 371 people had fully recovered from the 5,255 infections, up from nearly 4,368 a day earlier. The data were collated by Africa CDC as of 10 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2020, East African Time.

While Central Africa had 287 cases, 18 deaths, 9 recoveries, Eastern Africa had 429 cases, 7 deaths and 6 recoveries. Northern Africa had 2,167, cases, 118, deaths and 243 recoveries and Southern Africa had 1,406 cases, 5 deaths and 31 recoveries. Western Africa had 966 cases, 25 deaths and 82 recoveries.

Below are coronavirus deaths, recoveries and infections in Africa as of 10 p.m. March 30, 2020, East African Time.

Central (287 cases, 18 deaths, 9 recoveries):  Cameroon (142, 8, 3), Central African Republic (6, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (19, 0, 2), DRC (83, 8, 1), Equatorial Guinea (14, 0, 0), Gabon (16, 2, 0)

Eastern (429, 7, 6): Djibouti (26, 0, 0), Eritrea (15, 0, 0), Ethiopia (23, 0, 4), Kenya (50, 1, 1), Madagascar (46, 0, 0), Mauritius (128, 3, 0), Rwanda (70, 0, 0), Seychelles (10, 0, 0), Somalia (3, 0, 0), Sudan (6, 2, 0), Tanzania (19, 1, 1), Uganda (33, 0, 0)

Northern (2,167, 118, 243): Algeria (582, 35, 77), Egypt (656, 41, 150), Libya (8, 0, 0), Mauritania (3, 0, 0), Morocco (556, 33, 15), Tunisia (362, 8, 1)

Southern (1,406, 5, 31): Angola (7, 2, 0), Botswana (3), Eswatini (9, 0, 0), Mozambique (8, 0, 0),  Namibia (11, 0, 0), South Africa (1,326, 2, 31), Zambia (35, 0, 0), Zimbabwe (7, 1, 0)

Western (966, 25, 82): Benin (6, 0, 1), Burkina Faso (246, 12, 31), Cape Verde (6, 1, 0), Côte d’Ivoire (168, 1, 6), Gambia (4, 1, 0), Ghana (152, 5, 2), Guinea (16, 0, 1), Guinea-Bissau (2, 0, 0), Liberia (3, 0, 0), Mali (18, 1, 0), Niger (18, 1, 0), Nigeria (131, 2, 3), Senegal (162, 0, 28), Togo (34, 1, 10).

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