This document collects and analyses data on the evolution of COVID-19, collected by Johns Hopkins University and published daily by the European Documentation Centre of Almeria during the month of October 2021.
COVID-19. Total data Africa
Evolution of confirmed cases in Africa
During the month of October, a total of 144,681 citizens were infected with the COVID-19 virus on the African continent, bringing the total number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic to 8,122,182. This figure was a smaller increase than that recorded during the month of September, when 487,251 citizens were infected with this virus.
Evolution of deaths in Africa
During the month of October, a total of 6,501 citizens in Africa died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic to 199,380. The number of deaths during this month was lower than that recorded during September, when 12,899 citizens died from this virus.
African countries most affected by COVID-19
The countries with the most cases during October were Ethiopia with 18,083 new cases, South Africa with 17,809 new cases, Libya with 16,247 new cases, Morocco with a total of 12,138 new cases, and Cameroon with 10,196 new cases.
In terms of deaths from COVID-19, the countries that unfortunately saw their death toll increase the most during August and September were South Africa with 1,551 more deaths, Ethiopia with 877 deaths, Tanzania with 675 deaths, Libya with 448 deaths, Morocco with 401 more deaths, and Tunisia with 351 deaths.
Source: Johns Hopkins University