221 deaths, 469 recoveries and 6,213 coronavirus infections in 49 African countries

At least 221 people had died from the novel coronavirus in Africa by Thursday morning, up from less than 200 on Wednesday, according to latest figures compiled by the Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC).

About 469 people had fully recovered from the 6,213 total infections reported in 49 African countries. The data were collated by Africa CDC as of 9 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2020, East African Time.

While Central Africa had 425 cases, 20 deaths, 14 recoveries, Eastern Africa had 544cases, 11 deaths and 9 recoveries. Northern Africa had 2,587, cases, 147, deaths and 286 recoveries and Southern Africa had1,467 cases, 9 deaths and 34 recoveries. Western Africa had 1,190 cases, 34 deaths and 126 recoveries.

Below are coronavirus deaths, recoveries and infections in Africa

Central (425 cases, 20 deaths, 14 recoveries):  Burundi (2, 0, 0), Cameroon (233, 6, 5), Central African Republic (8, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (19, 2, 2), DRC (123, 11, 3), Equatorial Guinea (15, 0, 1), Gabon (18, 1, 0)

Eastern (544, 11, 9): Djibouti (33, 0, 0), Eritrea (18, 0, 0), Ethiopia (29, 0, 4), Kenya (81, 1, 3), Madagascar (54, 0, 0), Mauritius (161, 7, 0), Rwanda (82, 0, 0), Seychelles (10, 0, 0), Somalia (5, 0, 0), Sudan (7, 2, 0), Tanzania (20, 1, 2), Uganda (44, 0, 0)

Northern (2,587, 147, 286): Algeria (716, 44, 77), Egypt (779, 52, 179), Libya (10, 0, 0), Mauritania (5, 0, 0), Morocco (654, 39, 29), Tunisia (423, 12, 1)

Southern (1,467, 9, 34): Angola (7, 2, 0), Botswana (4, 1, 0), Eswatini (9, 0, 1), Mozambique (10, 0, 0),  Namibia (13, 0, 2), South Africa (1,380, 5, 31), Zambia (36, 0, 0), Zimbabwe (8, 1, 0)

Western (1,190, 34, 126): Benin (13, 0, 1), Burkina Faso (282, 16, 46), Cape Verde (6, 1, 0), Côte d’Ivoire (190, 1, 9), Gambia (4, 1, 2), Ghana (195, 5, 3), Guinea (22, 0, 1), Guinea-Bissau (9, 0, 0), Liberia (6, 0, 0), Mali (28, 2, 0), Niger (34, 3, 0), Nigeria (174, 2, 9), Senegal (190, 1, 45), Sierra Leone (1, 0, 0), Togo (36, 2, 10) 

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