Africa: Over 289,000 Active Covid-19 Cases Across Continent After More than 9 Million Tests

11 August 2020

As of August 11, the confirmed Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 1,057,339. This comes after 9,001,649 tests with 289,789 confirmed active.

Reported deaths in Africa have reached 23,598 and recoveries 743,950.

South Africa has the most reported cases - 563,598, with deaths numbering 10,621. The next most most-affected countries are Egypt (95,666), Nigeria (46,867), Ghana (41,212), and Algeria (35,712).

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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