Angola + 14 more

Southern and Eastern Africa COVID-19 Digest (17 Apr 2020)



  • All countries in Southern and Eastern Africa regions, except Comoros and Lesotho, have confirmed positive coronavirus cases.

  • South Africa, the first country in the region to report a positive case on 5 March, has recorded nearly 2,800 coronavirus infections so far.

  • Djibouti has the second highest number of COVID-19 infections in the region, with nearly 600 cases.

  • Resources are urgently needed to scale-up the life-saving response and common services for the outbreak.


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