|Last update: 15 MAY 2020 02:13 UTC + 00|
Data updated on 15 MAY 2020 02:13 UTC + 00
Since the first known case of COVID-19 in Africa was confirmed until now, a total of 77,002 infected people and 2,578 deaths have been officially registered.
Currently 290 people are critically hospitalized and fortunately 28,186 have already been recovered. Let us remember that these data are the officially offered by different administrations from Africa.
The current population of Africa is 1,275,920,972, based on latest World Bank and United Nations data.
In Africa, the rate of infection stands at 6.04 cases per 100,000 people, therefore, as of today, it is estimated that the 0.006% of the population is officially infected.
World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that the coronavirus kills about 3.4% of the people it infects. But that death rate varies between countries and across age groups. It’s also likely to change over time.
Comparing WHO estimations against the Africa death rate, over the total number of patients, which is 3.35%, we see a difference of -0.05%.