The European Business Council for Africa

While most cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus have been reported in the U.S. , Europe, and China, the virus is spreading rapidly across the African continent.

The confirmed worldwide cases for the virus have surpassed four million with the current figure being at 5,269,965.

The increase in new reported cases around the world has led the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the coronavirus a global pandemic.

The death toll has risen globally to a whopping 338,191.

The U.S. leads with 97,377 deaths. The U.K is second with 36,393. Italy is third with 32,616. Spain is fourth with 28,628, and France is fifth with 28,289.

China, where the virus originated from, maintains that its death toll is at 4,634.

The figure of the global recoveries stands at 2,136,686.

The African continent has 105,341 cases of Covid-19, while the death toll stands at 3,191. The continent has made 42,663 recoveries.

Here are the numbers in Africa:

Country  Confirmed Cases  Confirmed Deaths Confirmed Recoveries
Algeria 7,918 582 4,256
Angola 60 3 17
Benin 135 3 61
Botswana 29 1 19
Burkina Faso 814 52 672
Burundi 42 1 20
Cameroon 4,400 159 1,822
Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) 362 3 95
Central African Republic (CAR) 479   18
Chad 611 58 196
Comoros 78 1 18
Congo 469 16 137
Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 2,301 29 1,100
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) 1,945 63 312
Djibouti 2,270 10 1,064
Egypt 15,786 707 4,374
Equatorial Guinea 960 11 165
Eritrea 39   39
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) 225 2 119
Ethiopia 433 5 128
Gabon 1,567 12 365
Gambia 25 1 13
Ghana 6,486 31 1,951
Guinea 3,067 18 1,575
Guinea-Bissau 1,109 6 42
Kenya 1,161 50 380
Lesotho 2    
Liberia 249 24 136
Libya 72 3 38
Madagascar 448 2 135
Malawi 82 3 28
Mali 947 60 558
Mauritania 200 6 7
Mauritius 332 10 322
Mayotte 1,521 19 894
Morocco 7,332 197 4,377
Mozambique 164   48
Namibia 19   14
Niger 924 60 753
Nigeria 7,016 211 1,907
Reunion 449 1 411
Rwanda 321   222
Sao Tome and Principe 251 8 4
Senegal 2,909 33 1,311
Seychelles 11   11
Sierra Leone 606 38 230
Somalia 1,594 61 204
South Africa 20,125 397 10,104
South Sudan 563 6 6
Sudan 3,378 137 372
Tanzania 509 21 183
Togo 363 12 121
Tunisia 1,046 47 883
Uganda 160   66
Western Sahara 6   6
Zambia 920 7 336
Zimbabwe 51 4 18

Note: The numbers will be updated as new information is available.

Source: https://www.forbesafrica.com/health/2020/05/23/in-numbers-coronavirus-update-covid-19-in-africa/