There are now more than 2000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in at least 43 African countries with over 60 deaths Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 28, 2021

There are now more than 2000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in at least 43 African countries with a death toll of about 60.

As of Wednesday morning, there were over 2,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus on the continent with most of the cases coming from Egypt, Algeria and Burkina Faso.

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At least 13 countries had recorded over 60 deaths. About 20 people had died in Egypt, 19 in Algeria, 5 in Morocco, 4 in Burkina Faso, 3 in Tunisia, 2 DRC, 2 in Ghana, 2 in Mauritius, 1 in Nigeria, 1 in Gabon, 1 in Sudan, 1 in The Gambia and 1 in Zimbabwe. There numbers were changing rapidly.

In addition, a total of 14 countries had seen at least 189 people recover. The breakdown as of Tuesday morning was as followed: Algeria (77), Burkina Faso (5), Cameroon (2), Côte d’Ivoire (2), DRC (1), Egypt (68), Ethiopia (4), Ghana (1), Morocco (5), Nigeria (2), Senegal (8), South Africa (12), Togo (1), Tunisia (1).

For the confirmed cases, the numbers were changing rapidly also. As of Tuesday morning, the breakdown was as followed:

Algeria (230), Angola (2), Benin (5), Burkina Faso (114), Cameroon (56), Cape Verde (3), Central African Republic (4), Chad (3), Congo (4), Côte d’Ivoire (25), Djibouti (3), DRC (45), Egypt (366), Equatorial Guinea (9), Eritrea (1), Eswatini (5), Ethiopia (12), Gabon (6), Gambia (2), Ghana (27), Guinea (4), Kenya (25), Liberia (3), Madagascar (17), Mauritius (36), Mauritania (2), Morocco (143), Mozambique (1), Namibia (4), Niger (2), Nigeria (42), Rwanda (36), Senegal (86), Seychelles (7), Somalia (1), South Africa (554), Sudan (3), Tanzania (12), Togo (18), Tunisia (114), Uganda (9), Zambia (3), Zimbabwe (2).

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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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