Situation reports on COVID-19 outbreak - Sitrep 08, 22 April 2020
It has been nearly two months since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in the WHO African Region and the number of cases continues to rise significantly. All Member States have been affected, with the exception of Comoros and Lesotho where no official reports of COVID-19 cases have been received to date.
Since our last situation report on 15 April 2020 (External Situation Report 7), there has been a 43% increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and a 38% increase in the number of COVID-19 deaths reported in the WHO African Region. As of 21 April 2020 (epidemiological week 17), a cumulative total of 15 394 confirmed COVID19 cases with 716 deaths (case fatality ratio: 4.7%) have been reported across the 45 affected countries in the region.
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