Africa: Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Across Continent Nears Half Million

7 July 2020

As of July 7, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 492,858.

Reported deaths in Africa have reached 11,658 and recoveries 237,041.

South Africa has the most reported cases – 205,721, with deaths numbering 3,310. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (76,222 cases), Nigeria (29,286), Algeria (16,404), and Ghana 21,077).

The numbers are compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (world map) using statistics from the World Health Organization and other international institutions as well national and regional public health departments. For the latest totals, see the allAfrica clickable map with per-country numbers.

Visit the AllAfrica Coronavirus section for more coverage from across the continent. Also see: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization Africa and African Arguments.

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