Welcome to Africanews

Please select your experience

Watch Live

News

news

Coronavirus in Africa: 119,454 cases; 3,592 deaths; 48,607 recoveries

Africa

There are now more than over 100,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the continent, with a number of African countries imposing a range of prevention and containment measures against the spread of the pandemic.

According to the latest data by the John Hopkins University and Africa Center for Disease Control on COVID-19 in Africa, the breakdown remains fluid as countries confirm cases as and when. As of May 13, every African country had recorded an infection, the last being Lesotho.

We shall keep updating this list largely sourced from the John Hopkins University tallies, Africa CDC and from official government data.

SUGGESTED READING: Africa’s COVID-19 deaths pass 100,000 mark

Major African stats: May 27 at 7:00 GMT:

  • Confirmed cases = 119,454
  • Number of deaths = 3,592
  • Recoveries = 48,607
  • Active cases = 67,255

Countries in alphabetical order

  • Algeria – 8,697
  • Angola – 70
  • Benin – 208
  • Botswana – 35
  • Burkina Faso – 832
  • Burundi – 42
  • Cameroon – 5,436
  • Cape Verde – 390
  • Central African Republic – 671
  • Chad – 700
  • Comoros – 87
  • Congo-Brazzaville – 487
  • DR Congo – 2,403
  • Djibouti – 2,468
  • Egypt – 18,756
  • Equatorial Guinea – 1,043
  • Eritrea – 39
  • Eswatini – 261
  • Ethiopia – 701
  • Gabon – 2,238
  • (The) Gambia – 25
  • Ghana – 7,117
  • Guinea – 3,275
  • Guinea-Bissau – 1,178
  • Ivory Coast – 2,477
  • Kenya – 1,348
  • Lesotho – 2
  • Liberia – 266
  • Libya – 77
  • Madagascar – 586
  • Malawi – 101
  • Mali – 1,077
  • Mauritania – 268
  • Mauritius – 334
  • Morocco – 7,577
  • Mozambique – 213
  • Namibia – 21
  • Niger – 952
  • Nigeria – 8,344
  • Rwanda – 339
  • Sao Tome and Principe – 441
  • Senegal – 3,161
  • Seychelles – 11
  • Sierra Leone – 754
  • Somalia – 1,711
  • South Africa – 24,264
  • South Sudan – 806
  • Sudan – 3,976
  • Tanzania – 509
  • Togo – 391
  • Tunisia – 1,051
  • Uganda – 253
  • Zambia – 920
  • Zimbabwe – 56
SUGGESTED READING: rolling coverage of the coronavirus outbreak in Africa II