Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (30 March 2021), 4,133,436 new confirmed1 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 71,895 new deaths have been reported globally. To date, a total of 131,034,139 COVID-19 cases and 2,850,839 related deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 2.2%) have been reported from 225 countries and territories. The distribution of cumulative cases (proportion of global cases) from the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting regions
(excluding Africa) are as follows: Eastern Mediterranean Region 6,562,225 (5%), European Region 46,085,310 (35%), Region of the Americas 56,759,442 (43%), South-East Asia Region 15,330,286 (12%) and Western Pacific Region 1,980,202(2%). Over the last seven days, India, Brazil and the United States have each reported more than 300K new cases. While Turkey, France, Poland, Italy, Germany and Ukraine have each reported more than 100k new cases. For more detailed
information on cases and deaths being reported outside of Africa, refer to the WHO daily situation
As of 9 am East African Time (EAT) 6 April 2021, a total of 4,280,598 COVID-19 cases and 114,083 deaths (CFR: 2.7%) have been reported in 55 African Union (AU) Member States. This represents 3.3% of all cases reported globally. The 21 AU Member States reporting case fatality ratios higher than the global case fatality ratio of 2.2% are: Sudan (6.5%), Sahrawi Republic (6.1%), Egypt (5.9%), Somalia (4.7%), Liberia (4.2%), Zimbabwe (4.1%), Comoros (3.9%), Eswatini (3.9%), Niger (3.7%), Mali (3.7%), Chad (3.6%), Tunisia (3.4%), South Africa (3.4%), Malawi (3.3%), Gambia (3.0%), Lesotho (2.9%), Senegal (2.7%), Algeria (2.6%), DR Congo (2.6%), Mauritania (2.5%) and Angola (2.4%).