Coronavirus Africa latest: 414 deaths, 813 recoveries and 9,198 infections in 51 countries

At least 414 people had died from the novel coronavirus in Africa as of Sunday morning, up from 360 on Saturday, according to latest figures compiled by the Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC).

About 813 people had fully recovered up from 710 people on Saturday morning. The number of infections jumped to 9,198 on Sunday morning from 8,536 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 6, 2020, East African Time.

While Central Africa had 917 cases, 33 deaths, 30 recoveries, Eastern Africa had 778 cases, 16 deaths and 28 recoveries. Northern Africa had 4,043 cases, 298 deaths and 420 recoveries and Southern Africa had 1,756 cases, 16 deaths and 53 recoveries. Western Africa had 1,707 cases, 51 deaths and 282 recoveries.

Central (917 cases; 33 deaths; 30 recoveries):  Burundi (3; 0; 0), Cameroon (650; 9; 17), Central African Republic (9; 0; 3), Chad (9; 0; 1), Congo (45; 5; 2), DRC (161; 18; 5), Equatorial Guinea (16; 0; 1), Gabon (24; 1; 1)

Eastern (778; 16; 28): Djibouti (59; 0; 9), Eritrea (29; 0; 0), Ethiopia (43; 2; 4), Kenya (142; 4; 4), Madagascar (72; 0; 0), Mauritius (227; 7; 0), Rwanda (104; 0; 4), Seychelles (10; 0; 0), Somalia (7; 0; 1), South Sudan (1; 0; 0), Sudan (12; 2; 3), Tanzania (20; 1; 3), Uganda (52; 0; 0)

Northern (4,043; 298; 420): Algeria (1,251; 130; 90), Egypt (1,173; 78; 247), Libya (18; 1; 0), Mauritania (6; 1; 2), Morocco (1021; 70; 76), Tunisia (574; 18; 5)

Southern (1,756; 16; 53): Angola (8; 2; 0), Botswana (6; 1; 0), Eswatini (9; 0; 1), Malawi (4; 0; 0), Mozambique (10; 0; 1),  Namibia (16; 0; 3), South Africa (1,655; 11; 45), Zambia (39; 1; 3), Zimbabwe (9; 1; 0)

Western (1,707; 51; 282): Benin (22; 0; 5), Burkina Faso (345; 17; 90), Cape Verde (6; 1; 0), Côte d’Ivoire (245; 1; 25), Gambia (4; 1; 2), Ghana (214; 5; 3), Guinea (111; 0; 5), Guinea-Bissau (18; 0; 0), Liberia (13; 3; 3), Mali (41; 3; 1), Niger (184; 10; 13), Nigeria (232; 5; 33), Senegal (222; 2; 82), Sierra Leone (6; 0; 0), Togo (44; 3; 20)

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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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