South Africa: 1,182 Critical Cases Out of 280,174 Active Covid-19 Infections Across Continent

14 August 2020

As of August 14, the confirmed Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 1,084,903. To date, 9,305,369 tests have been performed, 280,174 cases are currently active, of which 1,182 are critical.

Reported deaths in Africa have reached 24,682 and recoveries 780,045.

South Africa has the most reported cases - 568,919, with deaths numbering 11,010. The next most most-affected countries are Egypt (95,963), Nigeria (47,743), Ghana (41,572), and Algeria (36,699).

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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