284 deaths, 561 recoveries and 7,028 coronavirus infections in 50 African countries

At least 284 people had died from the novel coronavirus in Africa by Friday morning, up from 221 on Thursday morning, according to latest figures compiled by the Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC).

About 561 people had fully recovered up from 469 people on Thursday morning. The number of infections went from 6,213 on Thursday morning to 7,028 on Friday morning. The number of countries with infections in Africa went from 49 on Thursday to 50 on Friday.

The data were collated by Africa CDC as of 9 a.m. Friday, April 3, 2020, East African Time.

While Central Africa had 535 cases, 24 deaths, 20 recoveries, Eastern Africa had 602 cases, 13 deaths and 15 recoveries. Northern Africa had 3,030, cases, 200, deaths and 314 recoveries and Southern Africa had 1,558 cases, 10 deaths and 48 recoveries. Western Africa had 1,303 cases, 37 deaths and 164 recoveries.

Below are coronavirus deaths, recoveries and infections in Africa

Central (535 cases, 24 deaths, 20 recoveries):  Burundi (3, 0, 0), Cameroon (306, 7, 10), Central African Republic (8, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (41, 3, 2), DRC (134, 13, 3), Equatorial Guinea (15, 0, 1), Gabon (21, 1, 1)

Eastern (602, 13, 15): Djibouti (41, 0, 2), Eritrea (22, 0, 0), Ethiopia (29, 0, 4), Kenya (110, 3, 4), Madagascar (59, 0, 0), Mauritius (169, 7, 0), Rwanda (84, 0, 0), Seychelles (10, 0, 0), Somalia (5, 0, 1), Sudan (8, 2, 2), Tanzania (20, 1, 2), Uganda (45, 0, 0)

Northern (3,030, 200, 314): Algeria (847, 83, 77), Egypt (779, 58, 201), Libya (10, 1, 0), Mauritania (5, 0, 0), Morocco (676, 44, 31), Tunisia (423, 14, 5)

Southern (1,558, 10, 48): Angola (8, 2, 0), Botswana (4, 1, 0), Eswatini (9, 0, 1), Malawi, (3,0,0), Mozambique (10, 0, 0),  Namibia (14, 0, 2), South Africa (1,462, 5, 45), Zambia (39, 1, 0), Zimbabwe (9, 1, 0)

Western (1,303, 37, 164): Benin (13, 0, 1), Burkina Faso (288, 16, 48), Cape Verde (6, 1, 0), Côte d’Ivoire (194, 1, 15), Gambia (4, 1, 2), Ghana (204, 5, 3), Guinea (30, 0, 1), Guinea-Bissau (9, 0, 0), Liberia (6, 0, 0), Mali (31, 3, 0), Niger (98, 5, 0), Nigeria (184, 2, 20), Senegal (195, 1, 55), Sierra Leone (2, 0, 0), Togo (39, 2, 17)

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