The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that has been spreading worldwide since late 2019 has sickened millions of people, shut down major cities, prompted unprecedented global travel restrictions, and influenced the global spread of misinformation and panic.

CDDEP is committed to sharing evidence-based research and recommendations to the public in Africa and around the world in an effort to help curb the spread of the novel virus.

Case Projections for COVID-19 in Africa

  • North Africa | Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia
  • Middle Africa | Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo-Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Congo-Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe
  • West Africa| Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
  • East Africa |Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • South Africa| Botswana, Eswatini, Namibia, South Africa


COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Africa

The first confirmed COVID-19 case in Africa occurred in Egypt on February 14, 2020. Thus far, African countries and dependent territories have reported lower disease incidence compared to other regions. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths in Africa are summarized below:




To explore interactive visualization of confirmed COVID-19 cases, visit our ResistanceMap webpage.

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