Africa: Continent's New Covid-19 Cases Surge as Omicron Spreads

A nurse prepares to administer a Covid-19 vaccine to a patient at the Milimani Law Courts Nairobi (file photo).
5 December 2021

Cape Town — As of December 5, 2021, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached   8,724,887 while over 152,134,852 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.

Reported deaths in Africa reached   223,638 and    8,091,843 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases    3,020,569 and    89,965 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (   950,501 ), Tunisia (   718,278 ), Libya (   374,989 ), Ethiopia (  372,090 ), Egypt (   362,260 ) and Kenya (   255,408 ).

For the latest totals, see the AllAfrica interactive map  with per-country numbers. 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 as national and regional public health departments.

AllAfrica interactive map  with per-country numbers.

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