As of today, February 15, 2021; Africa has recorded over 3.7 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. A number of countries are gradually lifting restrictions imposed to curtail spread of the virus.
According to the latest data by the John Hopkins University and Africa Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, the virus statistics remain fluid as countries work to stem spike in cases and to avoid new waves of infection.
Africa’s first case was recorded a year ago, February 14 in Egypt. with the last to be infected being Lesotho. A year on, vaccines are the main issue as countries work to vaccinate the populace.
GhanaWeb will publish the continent’s stats and daily figures as pertains to countries that have passed the 100,000 threshold.
Statistics are largely sourced from the John Hopkins University tallies, Africa CDC and from official government data.
Major African stats: Feb 15, 2021 at 07:30 GMT
Total confirmed cases = 3,753,174
Active confirmed cases = 364,546
Recovered = 3,290,153
Confirmed deaths = 98,475
South Africa and other countries with over 100,000 cases
South Africa, is most impacted in Africa with close to 1.5 million cases.
Total confirmed cases = 1,491,807
Active confirmed cases = 55,587
Recovered = 1,388,321
Deaths = 47,899
Algeria = 110,711
Egypt = 173,813
Ethiopia = 147,092
Kenya = 102,867
Libya = 127,354
Morocco = 478,474
Nigeria = 146,184
Tunisia = 223,244