Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) |

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 15 June 2021, 6 pm EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (5,064,847), deaths (135,159) and recoveries (4,537,683) by region: Central (184,578 cases; 2,909 deaths; 168,227 recoveries): Burundi (5,026; 8; 4,198), Cameroon (80,090; 1,310; 77,305), CAR (10,987; 98; 7,103), Chad (4,943; 174; 4,767), Congo (12,121; 160; 11,211), DRC (35,668; 846; 29,183), Equatorial Guinea (8,650;…

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Coronavirus – Eritrea: Announcement from the Ministry of Health (14 June 2021)

The total number of confirmed cases in the country to-date has increased to 4,981

One hundred thirty three patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out in the past three days at Quarantine Centers in Central, Southern, Gash Barka, and Southern Red Sea Regions. Out of these, eighty one patients are from Quarantine Centers in Asmara, Central Region.  Forty six patients…

Source: UNICEF Nigeria |

Government of Japan gives UNICEF $39 million for vaccine cold chains in Nigeria; other countries affected by COVID-19

UNICEF will work with the government to provide cold chain equipment in priority storage sites based on gap analyses, to improve storage capacity for vaccines

 The Government of Japan announced that it will provide approximately US$39 million in emergency funds to UNICEF for the development of vaccine cold chains in Nigeria and 31 countries in Africa and Latin America affected by COVID-19. The support from the Government of Japan complements the work of the COVAX…

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Giving 110%: Eswatini’s early rollout of COVID-19 vaccines

Eswatini received its first batch of 32 000 Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines in late March

“I didn’t think that I could get COVID out here in my village,” says Linda Simelane at her home in Sibebe in rural Eswatini. “I stay away from people, I stay alone, but it happened that I started getting flu symptoms.”  At the peak of Africa’s first wave of infections…

Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Coronavirus - Kenya: COVID-19 Update (14 June 2021)

Total confirmed positive cases stand at 175,681

344 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 3,654 tested. The positivity rate is now at 9.4%. Total confirmed positive cases stand at 175,681 while cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,870,479. County distribution; Nairobi 130, Kisumu 47, Uasin Gishu 37, Siaya 19, Bungoma 10,…

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Coronavirus - Ethiopia: COVID-19 Reported Cases in Ethiopia (14 June 2021)

Daily: Laboratory Test: 4,969 Cases: 159 Severe Cases: 238 New Deaths: 8 Recovery: 443 Total: Laboratory Test: 2,791,959 Active Cases: 19,987 Total Cases: 274,346 Total Deaths: 4,250 Total Recovery: 251,107 Total Vaccinated: 1,948,073