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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 18 October 2020, 9 am EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,636,748) deaths (39,559), and recoveries (1,347,199) by region:

Central (59,242 cases; 1,125 deaths; 52,845 recoveries):  Burundi (536; 1; 472), Cameroon (21,441; 423; 20,117), CAR (4,855; 62; 1,924), Chad (1,365; 93; 1,179), Congo (5,156; 92; 4,400), DRC (11,006; 302; 10,473), Equatorial Guinea (5,070; 83; 4,954), Gabon (8,881; 54; 8,430), Sao Tome & Principe (932; 15; 896)

Eastern (192,713; 3,628; 121,152): Comoros (502; 7; 485), Djibouti (5,452; 61; 5,373), Eritrea (452; 0; 388), Ethiopia (88,434; 1,346; 42,099), Kenya (44,196; 825; 31,752), Madagascar (16,814; 238; 16,215), Mauritius (407; 10; 361), Rwanda (4,971; 34; 4,768), Seychelles (149; 0; 148), Somalia (3,864; 99; 3,089), South Sudan (2,817; 55; 2,631), Sudan (13,691; 836; 6,764), Tanzania (509; 21; 178), Uganda (10,455; 96; 6,901)

Northern (426,401; 12,319; 315,930): Algeria (54,193; 1,842**; 37,971), Egypt (105,297; 6,109; 98,157), Libya (47,845; 699; 26,062), Mauritania (7,585; 163; 7,301), Morocco (170,911; 2,878; 141,381), Tunisia (40,542; 626; 5,032), Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (28; 2; 26)

Southern (773,826; 19,789; 686,747): Angola (7,462; 241; 3,022), Botswana (3,914; 20; 905), Eswatini (5,765; 115; 5,392), Lesotho (1,833; 42; 961), Malawi (5,852; 181; 4,740), Mozambique (10,707; 74; 8,272), Namibia (12,263; 131; 10,419), South Africa (702,131; 18,408; 630,436), Zambia (15,789; 346; 14,927), Zimbabwe (8,110; 231; 7,673)

Western (184,566; 2,698; 170,525): Benin (2,496, 41; 2,330), Burkina Faso (2,343; 65; 1,758), Cape Verde (7,638; 85; 6,473), Côte d'Ivoire (20,301; 121; 19,983), Gambia (3,649; 118; 2,649), Ghana (47,232; 310; 46,578), Guinea (11,478; 70; 10,425), Guinea-Bissau (2,389; 41; 1,782), Liberia (1,377; 82; 1,268), Mali (3,379; 132; 2,570), Niger (1,209; 69; 1,126), Nigeria (61,307; 1,123; 56,557), Senegal (15,392; 317; 13,756), Sierra Leone (2,327; 73; 1,753), Togo (2,049; 51; 1,517)

**Africa CDC inadvertently reported 2,126 deaths for Algeria. Correct value now listed.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).