Outbreak Brief 113: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Africa CDC [to 19 Mar 2022]
Outbreak Brief 113: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
Date of Issue: 14 March 2022
… As of 6 p.m. East African Time (EAT) 14 March 2022, a total of 11,283,362 COVID-19 cases and 250,393 deaths (CFR: 2.2%) have been reported by the 55 African Union (AU) Member States (MS). This represents 3% of all cases and 4.1% of all deaths reported globally. Thirty-four (62%) AU MS are reporting CFRs higher than the global CFR. Since the detection of COVID-19 on the African continent in February 2020, 53 (96%) AU MS have experienced three COVID-19 waves, 47 (72%) countries have experienced four waves and nine countries have experienced five waves.One country (Mauritius) is currently experiencing a sixth wave. Figure 1 shows the trend of new COVID-19 cases reported per day by the AU region from 15 February 2020 to 14 March 2022. Despite a test positivity rate of 11.2%, the daily reported number of new cases across the continent is on a downward trend. More information on the COVID-19 situation in Africa is available on the Africa CDC daily dashboard and hotspot dashboard