As of today, February 18, 2021; Africa has recorded over 3.8 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. A number of countries are gradually lifting restrictions imposed to curtail spread of the virus.
According to the latest data by the John Hopkins University and Africa Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, the virus statistics remain fluid as countries work to stem spike in cases or avoid new waves of infection.
Africa’s first case was recorded on February 14 in Egypt with the last to be infected being Lesotho. A year on, vaccines are the main issue as countries work to vaccinate the populace.
Statistics are largely sourced from the John Hopkins University tallies, Africa CDC and from official government data.
Major African stats: Feb 18, 2021 at 06:30 GMT
Total confirmed cases = 3,785,411
Active confirmed cases = 352,782
Recovered = 3,332,815
Confirmed deaths = 99,814
Countries with over 100,000 cases
South Africa, is most impacted in Africa with close to 1.5 million cases.
Total confirmed cases = 1,496,439
Active confirmed cases = 48,132
Recovered = 1,399,829
Deaths = 48,478
Algeria = 111,247
Egypt = 175,677
Ethiopia = 149,308
Kenya = 103,332
Libya = 128,348
Morocco = 479,579
Nigeria = 149,369
Tunisia = 225,116