African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services

Covid-19 situation in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Africa on 14 February, 2020. The first confirmed case was in Egypt and the first confirmed case in sub-Saharan Africa was in Nigeria. Most of the identified imported cases have arrived from Europe and the United States rather than from China where the virus originated. It is believed that there is widespread under-reporting in many African countries with less developed healthcare systems.

Origins of COVID-19 transmission in Africa

COVID-19 case in Africa

COVID-19 Death in Africa

The curve the whole world is talking about is the projection of confirmed cases of COVID-19 over a period of time. The graph represents the number of people who have contracted the disease, on the vertical axis, for each day since the first case, on the horizontal axis. A high curve is created by a steep increase in the number of cases per day until a peak and then a decline in daily infections. Flattening the curve is essentially introducing interventions such as social distancing, hand-washing, and lockdowns to reduce the potential spread of infection and prevent healthcare systems from being overburdened by cases all at once.

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