The numbers of COVID in Africa

(link to the WHO website - data source)

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  • The curves show a constant slowdown in the countries reported.

  • Is South Africa changing its attitude?

  • Estimates of the total population are weak . The extreme example is Nigeria. We do not know the population size of the most populous country on the continent; for most countries we do not have estimates of the ratio of births to recorded deaths as a proportion of the probable total.  

  • Do not forget the diagnostic difficulties in African countries, as mentioned here

  • Tanzania reports the data to the WHO on an erratic basis.