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

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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.

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.

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).

Simon Ateba

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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