There are now more than over 16,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the African continent, with a number of African countries imposing a range of prevention and containment measures against the spread of the pandemic.

South Africa is leading in the region with the highest number of confirmed cases. According to the latest data by the John Hopkins University and Africa Center for Disease Control on COVID-19 in Africa, the breakdown remains fluid as countries confirm cases as and when. The whole of Africa has rising cases with only two countries holding out as of April 145.

Similarly South Africa is leading on the number of tests it has conducted with 83,663. Ghana comes second with 44,421 people being tested .Egypt (25,000) ,Tunisia (11,825) ,Morocco (9,609),  Kenya (8,123) ,Mauritius (7,077),Rwanda (6,237), Uganda (5,025) with Nigeria  closing the top ten with  5,000+ tests.

By By Faith Kivuli

Multimedia journalist

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