Coronavirus Africa: 360 deaths, 710 recoveries and 8,536 infections in 50 countries

At least 360 people had died from the novel coronavirus in Africa as of Sunday morning, up from 313 on Saturday, according to latest figures compiled by the Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC).

About 710 people had fully recovered up from 640 people on Saturday morning. The number of infections jumped to 8,536 on Sunday morning from 7,741 on Saturday morning. The number of countries with infections in Africa remained 50 on Sunday morning.

The data were collated by Africa CDC as of 9 a.m. Sunday, April 5, 2020, East African Time.

While Central Africa had 766 cases, 32 deaths, 28 recoveries, Eastern Africa had 707 cases, 14 deaths and 23 recoveries. Northern Africa had 3,837 cases, 255 deaths and 391 recoveries and Southern Africa had 1,682 cases, 14 deaths and 51 recoveries. Western Africa had 1,541 cases, 45 deaths and 217 recoveries.

Central (766 cases; 32 deaths; 28 recoveries):  Burundi (3; 0; 0), Cameroon (509; 8; 17), Central African Republic (9; 0; 3), Chad (9; 0; 1), Congo (45; 5; 2), DRC (154; 18; 3), Equatorial Guinea (16; 0; 1), Gabon (21; 1; 1)

Eastern (707; 14; 23): Djibouti (51; 0; 8), Eritrea (29; 0; 0), Ethiopia (38; 0; 4), Kenya (126; 4; 4), Madagascar (70; 0; 0), Mauritius (196; 7; 0), Rwanda (102; 0; 0), Seychelles (10; 0; 0), Somalia (7; 0; 1), Sudan (10; 2; 3), Tanzania (20; 1; 3), Uganda (48; 0; 0)

Northern (3,837; 255; 391): Algeria (1,171; 105; 77), Egypt (1,170; 71; 241), Libya (18; 1; 0), Mauritania (6; 1; 2), Morocco (919; 59; 66), Tunisia (553; 18; 5)

Southern (1,682; 14; 51): Angola (8; 2; 0), Botswana (4; 1; 0), Eswatini (9; 0; 1), Malawi (4; 0; 0), Mozambique (10; 0; 1), Namibia (14; 0; 2), South Africa (1,585; 9; 45), Zambia (39; 1; 2), Zimbabwe (9; 1; 0)

Western (1,541; 45; 217): Benin (16; 0; 2), Burkina Faso (318; 16; 66), Cape Verde (6; 1; 0), Côte d’Ivoire (245; 1; 25), Gambia (4; 1; 2), Ghana (214; 5; 3), Guinea (52; 0; 1), Guinea-Bissau (18; 0; 0), Liberia (10; 1; 3), Mali (39; 3; 0), Niger (144; 8; 0), Nigeria (214; 4; 25), Senegal (219; 2; 72), Sierra Leone (4; 0; 0), Togo (41; 3; 18)

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him: [email protected]

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