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COVID-19 infections in Africa skyrocket to nearly 4000 in 46 countries. 117 dead and 286 recoveries Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 26, 2021

COVID-19 infections in Africa have skyrocketed to nearly 4000 in 46 African countries, according to figures by CDC Africa released by the African Union in Addis Ababa.

At least 117 people had died and 286 have recovered by 5 p.m. East African Time on Saturday March 28.

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While Central Africa had 200 cases, 9 deaths and 6 recoveries, Eastern Africa had 301 cases, 4 deaths and 6 recoveries. Northern Africa had 1,534 cases, 85 deaths and 205 recoveries and Southern Africa had 1,230 cases, 2 deaths and 31 recoveries. Western Africa had 712 cases, 17 deaths and 38 recoveries as of 5 p.m. East African Time on March 28, 2020.

Details per country are as follow

Central (200 cases, 9 deaths, 6 recoveries):  Cameroon (92, 2, 2), Central African Republic (6, 0, 3), Chad (5, 0, 0), Congo (19, 0, 0), DRC (58, 6, 1), Equatorial Guinea (13, 0, 0), Gabon (7, 1, 0)

Eastern (301, 4, 6): Djibouti (14, 0, 0), Eritrea (6, 0, 0), Ethiopia (16, 0, 4), Kenya (38, 1, 1), Madagascar (28, 0, 0), Mauritius (94, 2, 0), Rwanda (54, 0, 0), Seychelles (7, 0, 0), Somalia (3, 0, 0), Sudan (5, 1, 0), Tanzania (13, 0, 1), Uganda (23, 0, 0)

Northern (1,534, 85, 205): Algeria (409, 26, 77), Egypt (536, 30, 116), Libya (1, 0, 0), Mauritania (3, 0, 0), Morocco (358, 23, 11), Tunisia (227, 6, 1)

Southern (1,230, 2, 31): Angola (3, 0, 0 ), Eswatini (8, 0, 0), Mozambique (8, 0, 0),  Namibia (6, 0, 0), South Africa (1,170, 1, 31), Zambia (28, 0, 0), Zimbabwe (7, 1, 0)

Western (712, 17, 38): Benin (6, 0, 0), Burkina Faso (180, 9, 12), Cape Verde (5, 1, 0), Côte d’Ivoire (101, 0, 3), Gambia (3, 1, 0), Ghana (137, 3, 1), Guinea (8, 0, 0), Guinea-Bissau (2, 0, 0), Liberia (3, 0, 0), Mali (18, 0, 0), Niger (10, 1, 0), Nigeria (81, 1, 3), Senegal (130, 0, 18), Togo (28, 1, 1)

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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