Coronavirus Africa: 313 deaths, 640 recoveries and 7,741 infections in 50 countries

At least 313 people had died from the novel coronavirus in Africa as of Saturday morning, up from 284 on Friday, according to latest figures compiled by the Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC).

About 640 people had fully recovered up from 561 people on Friday morning. The number of infections jumped to 7,741 on Saturday morning from 7,028 on Friday morning. The number of countries with infections in Africa was 50 on Saturday morning.

The data were collated by Africa CDC as of 9 a.m. Saturday, April 4, 2020, East African Time.

While Central Africa had 753 cases, 28 deaths, 27 recoveries, Eastern Africa had 668 cases, 14 deaths and 23 recoveries. Northern Africa had 3,280 cases, 217 deaths and 357 recoveries and Southern Africa had 1,601 cases, 14 deaths and 50 recoveries. Western Africa had 1,439 cases, 40 deaths and 183 recoveries.

Central (753 cases, 28 deaths, 27 recoveries):  Burundi (3, 0, 0), Cameroon (509, 8, 17), Central African Republic (8, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (41, 3, 2), DRC (148, 16, 3), Equatorial Guinea (16, 0, 1), Gabon (21, 1, 1)

Eastern (668, 14, 23): Djibouti (49, 0, 9), Eritrea (22, 0, 0), Ethiopia (35, 0, 4), Kenya (122, 4, 4), Madagascar (70, 0, 0), Mauritius (186, 7, 0), Rwanda (89, 0, 0), Seychelles (10, 0, 0), Somalia (7, 0, 1), Sudan (10, 2, 2), Tanzania (20, 1, 3), Uganda (48, 0, 0)

Northern (3,280, 217, 357): Algeria (986, 83, 77), Egypt (985, 66, 216), Libya (17, 1, 0), Mauritania (6, 1, 2), Morocco (791, 48, 57), Tunisia (495, 18, 5)

Southern (1,601, 14, 50): 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 (1,505, 9, 45), Zambia (39, 1, 2), Zimbabwe (9, 1, 0)

Western (1,439, 40, 183): Benin (16, 0, 2), *Burkina Faso (302, 16, 48), Cape Verde (6, 1, 0), Côte d’Ivoire (218, 1, 19), Gambia (4, 1, 2), Ghana (205, 5, 3), Guinea (52, 0, 1), Guinea-Bissau (15, 0, 0), Liberia (6, 0, 0), Mali (36, 3, 0), Niger (120, 5, 0), Nigeria (210, 4, 25), Senegal (207, 1, 66), Sierra Leone (2, 0, 0), Togo (40, 3, 17)

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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