Africa CDC – Mastercard Foundation: Saving Lives and Livelihoods Newsletter, January 2023

COVID-19 in Africa: Where are we today?

So far, seven African countries have already surpassed the target of vaccinating at least 70 of the population eligible for Covid-19 Vaccination according to the WHO Liberia and Rwanda have fully vaccinated their eligible populations, while Mauritius and Botswana have vaccinated 94 percent Over 90 of the eligible population have also been vaccinated in Mozambique 92 and in Seychelles 93 Zambia has vaccinated 80 of the population eligible for the vaccine Comoros at 69 percent, Cape Verde and Sao Tome and Principe at 67 percent each, Cote d’Ivoire at 65 percent and the Central African Republic at 64 percent, Sierra Leone and Somali at 62 percent and 61 percent, Lesotho at 59 percent, Ethiopia at 56 percent, and Eswatini at 50 percent, Uganda at 49 percent, Nigeria at 45 percent, and Zimbabwe at 44 percent are among the countries that have vaccinated between 50 and 70 Meanwhile, approximately 44 of the continent’s eligible population are fully vaccinated Over 12 million COVID-19 cases have been reported on the African continent since the outbreak began Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, Morocco, South Africa, and Tunisia have the highest number of reported cases.

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