FIGHTING COVID-19 IN AFRICA - May 1: Ghana consolidates top spot in West Africa

  • Ghana’s official case count as of April 30 stood at 2,074 with 17 deaths and 212 recoveries according to official data. The figure means Ghana maintains top spot in the West African subregion.
  • The country also beats Cameroon to become the second most impacted in sub-Saharan Africa only behind South Africa. Ghana recorded an increase of 795 cases over a week, i.e. between April 24 – 30.
 
Central (3,021 cases; 101 deaths; 961 recoveries):  Burundi (15; 1; 4), Cameroon (1,756; 58; 805), Central African Republic (50; 0; 10), Chad (46; 0; 15), Congo (207; 8; 19), DRC (471; 30; 56), Equatorial Guinea (258; 1; 9), Gabon (211; 3; 43), Sao Tome & Principe (7; 0; 0)
Eastern (3,436; 85; 1,293): Djibouti (1,072; 2; 498), Eritrea (39; 0; 13), Ethiopia (126; 3; 50), Kenya (374; 14; 124), Madagascar (128; 0; 82), Mauritius (334; 10; 303), Rwanda (207; 0; 93), Seychelles (11; 0; 6), Somalia (480; 26; 14), South Sudan (5; 0; 0), Sudan (275; 22; 21), Tanzania (306; 8; 37), Uganda (79; 0; 52)
Northern (13,580; 974; 3,792): Algeria (3,517; 432; 1,558), Egypt (4,782; 337; 1,236), Libya (61; 2; 18), Mauritania (7; 1; 6), Morocco (4,246; 163; 695), Tunisia (967; 39; 279)
Southern (5,165; 104; 1,558): Angola (25; 2; 6), Botswana (22; 1; 0), Eswatini (71; 1; 10), Malawi (36; 3; 5), Mozambique (76; 0; 9),  Namibia (16; 0; 8), South Africa (4,793; 90; 1,473), Zambia (95; 3; 42), Zimbabwe (31; 4; 5)
Western (8,364; 205; 2,548): Benin (64; 1; 33), Burkina Faso (635; 42; 469), Cape Verde (114; 1; 2), Côte d'Ivoire (1,150; 14; 468), Gambia (10; 1; 8), Ghana (1,550; 11; 155), Guinea (1,163; 7; 246), Guinea-Bissau (73; 1; 18), Liberia (133; 16; 25), Mali (408; 23; 113), Niger (701; 29; 385), Nigeria (1,337; 40; 255), Senegal (823; 9; 296), Sierra Leone (104; 4; 12), Togo (99; 6; 63)

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).