//WHO Regional Office for Africa COVID-19 Update

WHO Regional Office for Africa COVID-19 Update

WHO Regional Office for Africa COVID-19 Update

2020-05-14T17:40:51+00:00 May 14th, 2020|

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • In the past 24 hours (00:00, 11 May 2020 to 00:00, 12 May 2020), a total of 2 200 new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported from 24 South Africa (698), Ghana (427), Algeria (176) and Zambia (174) reported large numbers of new cases.
  • Namibia, Seychelles, Eritrea and Mauritius have reported zero new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 37, 35, 23 and 15 days, respectively. All the 16 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Namibia have recovered.
  • A total of 29 new COVID-19 related deaths occurred in eight countries: Algeria (8), Nigeria (8), Democratic Republic of Congo (6), Kenya (3), Ethiopia (1), Mali (1), Niger (1) and Burkina Faso (1) in the past 24 hours.
  • The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the WHO African Region is 47 952, including 55 probable cases, with the West African region registering the highest caseload at 43% (20 661).
  • A total of 1 176 health workers from 30 countries have been infected, with South Africa having 28% (325) of all the cases. Among the 1 176 health workers, there have been 37 deaths reported from 12 countries.
  • The cumulative total of COVID-19 related deaths is 1 488, reported from 37 countries, giving an overall case fatality ratio of 1% in the region. Algeria has the highest number of mortalities, with 35% (515/1 488) of all reported deaths.
  • As of 12 May 2020, a total of 16 719 case-patients from 45 countries have recovered from the disease.
  • Lesotho has remained the only country with no reported confirmed COVID-19 cases.
  • A cumulative total of 69 126 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 2 386 deaths have been reported in the African continent.
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