The rise of the global pandemic is becoming uncontrollable in Africa as more than 100,000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed across Africa Continent, according to figures collated by the Africa Centres for Disease Control.
According to the interactive coronavirus dashboard hosted on the African Union health agency’s website, there have so far been 3,101 deaths across the continent from Covid-19, the respiratory disease that is caused by the virus, while 39,416 people have recovered.
Unlike other regions, particularly Europe to the north, the deadly virus has been struggling to find its feet across Africa. After the first confirmed case was reported in mid-February in Egypt, many countries quickly reacted with the strict lockdowns.
The Africa CDC figures show the burden of the pandemic is mainly being felt in north Africa, followed by the western then southern nations, while east and central Africa have far fewer cases.