Situation reports on COVID-19 outbreak - Sitrep 12, 20 May 2020
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to advance in the WHO African Region since the first case was reported on 25 February 2020 in Algeria. Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have now been recorded in all the 47 Member States in the WHO African Region. While there are variations among countries, the overall numbers of reported cases and deaths have been increasing exponentially in recent weeks and more than half of the countries in the region are experiencing community transmission. There are also increasing incidents of cross-border transmission of COVID-19 between countries in the continent, mainly through long-distance truck drivers and illegal movement through porous borders. Notably, in most countries, the disease is still localized to large urban centres, with most rural communities relatively unaffected.
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