A health worker checks the temperature of a traveller as part of the coronavirus screening procedure at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko - RC2HQE9PEX1Y

There are two African countries that have not recorded a case of coronavirus as of April 7. 52 countries have officially recorded cases. The death toll is past 500 whiles recoveries are also past 1400. Cases have also passed the 11,000 mark.

The only region with virus-free countries being southern Africa where Comoros and Lesotho have yet to confirm cases. Sao Tome and Principe in Central Africa officially recorded cases on April 6. Becoming the 52nd African country and the final in Central Africa.

Major stats as at April 9

Confirmed cases = 11,440
Number of deaths = 574
Recoveries = 1,405
Infected countries = 52
Virus-free countries = 2

Most impacted nations per region (as of April 9):

The basic records are referenced from the African Union’s Africa Center for Disease Control, Africa CDC and the John Hopkins hospital LIVE portal, we also prioritize tallies from trusted national sources.

  • Southern Africa = South Africa; 1,845 cases, 18 deaths, 95 recoveries
  • East Africa = Mauritius; 273 cases, 7 deaths, 19 recoveries
  • West Africa = Burkina Faso; 414 cases, 23 deaths, 134 recoveries
  • Central Africa = Cameroon; 730 cases, 10 deaths, 60 recoveries
  • North Africa = Algeria; 1,572 cases, 205 deaths, 237 recoveries

As of April 2; Algeria toppled Egypt to become the most impacted North African country

  • South Sudan confirmed index case on April 5, becoming 51st country to record an infection_*
  • Sao Tome and Principe confirmed index cases on April 6, becoming 52nd country to record an infection_*

The classifications are based on where the countries are located especially in the case of countries that belong to two different blocs.

Experts have stressed that it is only a matter of time before these countries likely detect cases even though much of the continent is closing borders to combat spread and improve containment of confirmed cases.

The virus-free duo are:

1. Lesotho
2. Comoros

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