Situation Overview and Humanitarian Needs
The COVID-19 pandemic currently affects more than 188 countries including all African countries. As of 10 June 2020, there were 8,993,657 positive cases, and 469,587 deaths worldwide, out of which only around 232,215 persons (2.6%) were COVID-19 positive and 5,117 (1.1%) deaths were in the African continent according to WHO’s situation report. Equatorial Guinea confirmed its first COVID-19 case on 14 March 2020. As of 24 June 2020, the country has reported a total of 1,664 confirmed COVID-19 cases with evidence of local transmissions in both insular and continental regions. To date, 515 patients have recovered while there are 32 deaths. One case has been repatriated in coordination with the embassy of Portugal.
Currently, more than 11,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted nationwide. Equatorial Guinea launched its massive testing with PCR this week. However, the data is not yet available.