Africa’s Covid-19 death toll exceeds 23,000 as total cases moves beyond one million

As of Monday, August 10, 2020, the confirmed Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 1,048,285. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 23,280 and recoveries 733,172.

Young scientists analyzing substances in laboratory

According to, South Africa has the most reported cases – 559,859, with deaths numbering 10,408. The next most most-affected countries are Egypt (95,492), Nigeria (46,577), Ghana (41,003), and Algeria (35,160).

The numbers were compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University using statistics from the World Health Organization and other international institutions as well as national and regional public health departments.

Scroll to Top