Will you ever visit Africa again?

February 14, 2020: The illness of a Chinese citizen in Egypt becomes the first case of infection on the African continent.

February 25, 2020: The second case of COVID-19 in Africa is announced in Algeria.

February 27, 2020: The first case of infection is diagnosed in Nigeria. In total, there are now three corona cases in as many African countries.

March 2, 2020: The coronavirus is first detected in Senegal, Morocco and Tunisia. Total confirmed number of infections: 9

March 5, 2020: First case of infection in South Africa. This affects seven countries in Africa: Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia. A total of 24 infections are registered, half of them in Algeria.

March 6, 2020: Cameroon and Togo are reporting the first cases of infection. Countries affected: 9, total number of infections: 43

March 8, 2020: Egypt announces first death in Africa.

March 10, 2020: For the first time over 100 cases: 104 infections are now counted in ten countries. The second death in Africa is reported in Morocco.

March 14, 2020: The coronavirus has now reached 25 African countries. The number of infections is 257 and the number of deaths is seven.

March 18, 2020: There are now 601 infections in 34 African countries. The number of deaths has increased to 17. In South Africa, the number of infections has almost doubled from 62 to 116.

March 21, 2020: The mark of 1,000 cases of infection is broken. The virus has now reached 42 countries.

March 24, 2020: Over 2,000 cases of infection. Countries that have not yet reported any cases: Botswana, Burundi, Guinea-Bissau, Comoros, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Western Sahara.

March 25, 2020: Mali and Guinea-Bissau are reporting the first cases. This enabled SARS-CoV-2 to be detected in 46 African countries.

March 26, 2020: There are now more than 3,000 infections in Africa. Kenya informs about the first fatality.

March 27, 2020: South Africa has over 1,000 infections and reports the first death.

March 28, 2020: More than 4,000 infections have been registered in Africa. Mali reports the first death.

March 30, 2020: Over 5,000 infections in 47 states. Countries that have not yet reported any cases: Burundi, Comoros, Lesotho, Malawi, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Western Sahara.

March 31, 2020: Burundi, Sierra Leone and the Central African Republic are reporting their first cases of infection. This brings the number of African countries in which the virus was registered to 49.

April 2, 2020: Malawi is the 50th African state where the coronavirus has been detected. The first deaths were recorded in Zambia and Libya. Countries that have not yet reported any infections: Comoros, Lesotho, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Sudan, Western Sahara.

April 4, 2020: Over 8,000 infections in 50 states. The West African Liberia reports the first death.

April 5, 2020: The first cases of infection have been confirmed in South Sudan and Western Sahara. The number of affected countries is now 52. More than 9,000 infections have been reported for the whole of Africa.

April 6, 2020: More than 10,000 infections have been registered in Africa. The island state of São Tomé and Príncipe reports the first four cases of infection. This increases the number of countries affected to 53. The two African countries that have not yet reported any infections are Lesotho and the Comoros.

April 10, 2020: South Africa reports over 2,000 infections. However, the number of people recovered is also increasing: 410 people were declared healthy again.

April 13, 2020: More than 15,000 infections have been confirmed across Africa. However, 19 countries have not yet reported any deaths.

April 17, 2020: Over 1,000 corona deaths in Africa. Most deaths are in Algeria (364), Egypt (205) and Morocco (135).

April 18, 2020: More than 20,000 infections have now been registered in Africa. Significantly more than half of the reported cases come from South Africa, Egypt, Morocco and Algeria.

April 20, 2020: Mauritania (April 19) and Burundi (April 20) report zero active cases of infection. This reduces the number of African countries with active cases of infection to 51.

April 22, 2020: Equatorial Guinea records the first death. 16 countries have not yet reported any deaths. There are six new infections in Burundi. This increases the number of countries with active cases of infection again to 52.

April 23, 2020: Sierra Leone reports the first death. The number of African countries with no confirmed COVID-19 deaths drops to 15.

April 25, 2020: The number of confirmed infections in Africa exceeds 30,000.

April 29, 2020: For the first time, more than 2,000 new infections per day. Mauritania has another active case of infection - the virus is active again in 53 countries.

April 30, 2020: President Azali Assoumani has confirmed the first case of infection in the Comoros. This makes Lesotho the last African country from which no case has yet been reported.

May 1st 2020: Over 40,000 cases of infection are now recorded on the continent. Half of this is in four countries: South Africa, Egypt, Morocco and Algeria.

May 6, 2020: The number of confirmed infections in Africa is now over 50,000, and that of deaths is more than 2,000. The number of active cases is around 32,000, and more than 17,500 people are considered to have recovered.

May 8, 2020: The increase in confirmed infections per day reached a new high of 3,805 cases.

May 9, 2020: Over 60,000 confirmed infections in Africa.

May 10, 2020: Over 10,000 infections have been confirmed in South Africa.

May 11, 2020: Mauritius declares itself corona-free - there are no more active cases. Since the first infection appeared on March 18, 332 infections and ten deaths have been confirmed. 322 people have recovered.

May 13, 2020: With the first case of infection in the Kingdom of Lesotho, the virus has now reached the last African country. The number of confirmed infections across Africa is over 70,000.

May 16, 2020: Over 80,000 confirmed infections in Africa. No more active cases are reported from Eritrea, Mauritius and Western Sahara. The following ten countries have so far not reported any deaths: Eritrea, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Uganda, Western Sahara, Central African Republic.

May 19, 2020: There are now over 90,000 confirmed infections in Africa. Tanzania has not published any new figures for ten days. No active cases are reported from four countries: Eritrea, Mauritius, Seychelles and Western Sahara.

May 21, 2020: A new high is reached with 4,692 new cases of infection per day. 1,134 new infections are reported from South Africa alone.

May 22, 2020: With 103,875 cases, more than 100,000 infections are now confirmed. 56 percent of the cases are in the five states of South Africa (20,125), Egypt (15,786), Algeria (7,918), Morocco (7,332) and Nigeria (7,261).

May 27, 2020: For the first time over 5,000 new infections per day in Africa. Of the 5,279 people who tested positive, almost a third (1,673) came from South Africa.

May 29, 2020: 5,923 new infections per day mean a new high.

May 30, 2020: The daily increase in new infections reached a new high of 6,224. Rwanda reports the first death. Five countries have not yet recorded any deaths: Eritrea, Lesotho, Namibia, Seychelles and Uganda.

June 4th 2020: A new high is reached with 7,132 confirmed new infections per day. South Africa alone accounts for 46 percent (3,267 infections).

June 9, 2020: Over 200,000 confirmed infections in Africa. Half of the 202,864 cases are distributed among three countries: South Africa (52,991), Egypt (36,829) and Nigeria (13,464) together make up 103,284 infections or 50.9 percent. It took 98 days for the first 100,000 cases, and only 18 for the second 100,000.

June 11, 2020: 7,395 new infections in 24 hours mean a new high.

June 12, 2020: With 8,078 confirmed new infections per day, a new record increase is achieved.

June 13, 2020: With 8,080 confirmed cases, a new high is reached for the third day in a row in the daily new infections.

June 14, 2020: 8,852 new infections per day mean another record increase.

June 15, 2020: Over 250,000 confirmed infections in Africa. 54.3 percent of the total of 251,408 infections are spread across three countries: South Africa (73,533), Egypt (46,289) and Nigeria (16,658). In the last 24 hours, the increase in new infections has reached a new high with 9,623 cases.

June 19, 2020: For the first time, the number of new infections in Africa exceeds 10,000 every day: 10,122 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours.

June 20, 2020: 11,198 new infections within one day mark a new high. Of the 142,622 active cases, 53 percent are in South Africa (40,478) and Egypt (37,325).

June 21, 2020: Over 300,000 cases of infection in Africa. The spread is accelerating further: for the first 100,000 cases it took 98 days, for the second 100,000 only 18 days. The third 100,000 was reached in just twelve days.

June 24, 2020: 11,267 new infections within one day mean a new record increase. South Africa alone accounts for half (5,688 cases, 50.5%). More than 100 deaths were recorded in South Africa for the second day in a row.

June 25, 2020: 12,047 new infections in the last 24 hours mark a new high. In total, the number of infections is 347,836 cases. 58 percent of this is in the three most affected countries, South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria.

June 30, 2020: Over 400,000 confirmed infections in Africa. It took 98 days for the first 100,000 cases, and just 18 days for the second 100,000. The third 100,000 was reached in just twelve days, the fourth in nine days. The number of deaths is now over 10,000. In South Africa, 128 people died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

July 1, 2020: In the past 24 hours, 13,415 new infections were recorded in Africa - a new high.

July 2nd, 2020: The daily new infections reached a new record increase of 14,120. 8,728 new infections (61.8% of the total) were registered in South Africa alone.

July 3, 2020: Over 15,000 new infections per day. With an increase of 15,133 cases, a new high was registered for the third day in a row.

4th July 2020: With 15,611 new infections, a new record increase is achieved for the fourth day in a row. 10,853 new infections (69.5% of the total) were reported from South Africa. Estimating the actual extent of the corona pandemic in Africa is becoming more and more difficult: In the last 24 hours, the numbers in 22 of 55 countries have remained unchanged.

July 5, 2020: South Africa reports a sad peak in deaths. 173 people have died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

July 7, 2020: With 507,931 cases, more than half a million infections have now been confirmed in Africa. It only took seven days for the last 100,000 infections. In addition, a new record increase was recorded with 17,450 new infections per day. In South Africa, 192 people died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours - the highest number since the pandemic began in South Africa on March 5.

July 9, 2020: 19,199 new infections in the last 24 hours represent a new high. 13,674 cases of these were reported from South Africa - that's 71% of the total. Lesotho reports the first death. Four countries have not yet recorded any deaths: Eritrea, Namibia, Seychelles and Uganda.

July 10, 2020: Namibia reports the first death. That leaves only three African countries that have not yet registered any deaths: Eritrea, Seychelles and Uganda.

July 11, 2020: For the first time since the beginning of the corona pandemic in Africa almost five months ago, the number of people recovered (284,972) exceeded the number of active cases (280,346).

July 13, 2020: Over 600,000 infections in Africa. The increase of 100,000 infections was achieved in six days.

July 16, 2020: A new high is reached with 20,331 new infections per day. 65 percent (13,172 infections) of these were registered in South Africa.

July 18, 2020: 702,663 infections in Africa. Only five days have passed since the 600,000 threshold was reached. South Africa now accounts for almost 52 percent of all infections (364,328).

July 19, 2020: More than 15,000 people have now died of COVID-19 in Africa. So far, 61.5 percent of deaths have been recorded in South Africa and Egypt.

July 21, 2020: In the last few days there has been a clear downward trend in new infections per day. Since the record high of 20,331 new cases on July 16, the number has fallen to 13,861. Together with the sharp increase in the number of people recovering (+20,367), this factor resulted in the number of active cases falling by 6,820 in the last 24 hours.

July 22, 2020: 572 people have died of COVID-19 in South Africa since yesterday. That is a dramatic increase: the previous high was 195 fatalities within 24 hours.

July 23, 2020: The first death was recorded in Uganda. That leaves two African countries that have not yet reported any deaths: Eritrea and the Seychelles.

July 24, 2020: The epidemiological curve is climbing to a new high. There were 21,931 new infections in the past 24 hours, 13,944 of them in South Africa.

July 28, 2020: For the first time since the beginning of the corona pandemic in Africa, the growth rate was below 2.0 percent on two consecutive days. At the same time, the number of active cases also decreased on these two days.

August 1, 2020: With 503,290 cases, South Africa now has more than half a million infections. The number of new infections every day has dropped to around 10,000 in the last few days. On July 24th, 13,944 infections were counted per day. The number of active cases has also decreased. The previous high on July 26th was 338,326 infected people, now the value is 322,122.

August 3, 2020: There are no more active infections with COVID-19 in Mauritius. The island state had already declared itself free of corona on May 11, but cases of infection had reappeared on May 24. So far there have been 344 infections, ten people have died, 334 people are considered to have recovered.

4th August 2020: With 9,915 new infections per day, the lowest increase since June 23 was recorded. In South Africa, the increase was 4,456 new infections - that's slightly less than a third of the high on July 24 with 13,944 new infections. The number of active cases in Africa is also falling: since the record high on July 26, there have been 32,976 fewer active infections.

August 5, 2020: The threshold of one million corona cases has been exceeded with 1,008,156 infections. South Africa accounts for more than half - namely 53.4 percent of the cases.

August 8, 2020: South Africa now has more than 10,000 deaths. So far, 10,210 people have died of COVID-19 in the country on the Cape - this corresponds to 44.5% of all deaths in Africa.

August 10, 2020: The epidemiological curve shows a further downward trend in new infections. In calendar week 32 (August 3 to 9) the increase was 90,526 new infections - 20,124 fewer new infections than in calendar week 31. The daily average was around 13,000 cases. That is 5,000 fewer new infections than at the (previous?) Peak in calendar week 29 (July 13th to 19th).

August 11, 2020: The daily growth rate falls below one percent for the first time. In the last 24 hours, 9,055 new infections or 0.86% were added.

August 14, 2020: Mauritius reports a new infection. In South Africa, the number of people recovered rose sharply by 24,117 people, while the number of active cases fell to 105,850. In Africa, the daily increase in new infections after four days of 1.16 percent is again above the one percent mark.

17th August 2020: The number of new infections in Africa also fell sharply in calendar week 33 (10 to 16 August) with a minus of 19,643 cases. The daily average was around 10,000 new infections, around 8,000 cases less than in mid-July.

August 30, 2020: The average number of new infections every day was 8,224 cases in calendar week 35 (August 24th to 30th). That is almost 10,000 new infections less than in mid-July. The daily growth rate has been consistently below one percent since August 16.

September 1, 2020: Djibouti no longer reports an active corona case.So far, 5,387 infections have been reported, 60 people have died, 5,327 are considered to have recovered. A total of 68,142 tests were performed.

September 2, 2020: The number of people who have recovered in Africa exceeds the one million mark at 1,007,220.

September 9, 2020: Three new cases have been reported from Djibouti. This means that the corona virus is active in all 55 countries on the continent.

September 14, 2020: The daily growth rate of new infections in Africa is below half a percent for the first time. In the last 24 hours, the number of new infections has increased by 6,502 people or 0.48 percent.

September 21, 2020: New infections in Africa have been falling for eight weeks. In calendar week 38 (September 14th to 20th) there was again a slight increase. There were an average of 7,755 new infections per day.

September 22, 2020: Measured by the number of confirmed infections, Morocco is now the second most severely affected country in Africa after South Africa with 103,199 cases. The daily rate of increase in new infections in Africa has reached a new low of 0.44 percent since the beginning of the pandemic. In absolute numbers, 6,127 new cases were added in the last 24 hours - the last time the value was lower was on June 6th.

October 3, 2020: There are now more than 1.5 million confirmed infections in Africa. The highest increases are currently recorded in Morocco, with more than 2,600 cases per day.

October 5, 2020: In the last 24 hours, there were 4,714 new infections in Africa - the lowest value since May 26.

October 10, 2020: The number of new infections every day has increased significantly in the last few days. There were 13,525 new cases in the last 24 hours. The North African states of Morocco and Tunisia in particular are currently recording high growth rates.

October 18, 2020: In calendar week 42, an increase in new infections of 67,484 was recorded - this corresponds to a daily average of 9,641 new infections. The most active infections are recorded in South Africa, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Morocco and Libya.

October 25, 2020: After nine weeks, the daily average for new infections is again over 10,000 cases. In week 43, 72,194 new infections were recorded, which corresponds to 10,313 infections per day. The highest increases were in Morocco (+21,732), South Africa (+10,614) and Tunisia (+6,072).

October 30, 2020: In terms of active cases of infection, South Africa was the hardest hit country in Africa for 223 days (March 22). Tunisia now tops the list with 51,744 active cases. However: The number of people who have recovered has not changed in Tunisia since September 24th.

November 2, 2020: In week 44 (October 26 to November 1) the number of new infections was 77,323. On average, more than 11,000 new cases were added each day. The highest increases continued to be recorded in Morocco (+22,799), South Africa (+10,064) and Tunisia (+8,716).

November 5, 2020: The number of active cases has decreased by 35,798 people in the past 24 hours. The update from Tunisia was mainly responsible for this - there, 31,695 additional people were reported as having recovered. South Africa also reported an unusually high value here: 11,394 recovered people were added within one day.

November 6, 2020: With 41,268 actively infected people, Morocco is currently the country in Africa most severely affected by the corona pandemic. It is followed by Ethiopia (39,131), South Africa (38,833), Tunisia (28,030) and Libya (26,905).

November 18, 2020: The number of confirmed infections in Africa is now over two million. Of the total of 2,014,271 registered cases, 1,700,405 are considered to have recovered. 48,428 people have died, the number of active infections is 265,438. The countries with the most active infections are: Morocco (48,631), Ethiopia (37,734), South Africa (35,054), Libya (28,285) and Tunisia (23,002).

4th December 2020: South Africa is again the African country with the most active infections (43,391). It is followed by Morocco (42,670), Ethiopia (31,738), Libya (28,262) and Algeria (28,159).

December 13, 2020: The number of infections continues to rise sharply in South Africa. Around 8,000 new infections are currently recorded every day. South Africa currently has 76,677 active infections, followed by Morocco (36,962), Algeria (29,049), Libya (28,585), Tunisia (22,726) and Ethiopia (21,073).

December 16, 2020: With an increase of 21,262 infections, the second highest value since the beginning of the corona pandemic is registered. 10,008 of these are in South Africa. The highest increase to date was recorded on July 24, 2020 with 21,931 infections.

December 19, 2020: The number of active infections reached a new high of 339,528 cases. The previous record was 338,326 active infections on July 24, 2020.

December 20, 2020: With 129,989 new infections in calendar week 51/2020 (December 14-20), the highest weekly value since the start of the corona pandemic was achieved.

December 22, 2020: Eritrea reports the first death. According to the Ministry of Information, this is a 50-year-old man who died of COVID-19 in Decamere hospital. The Seychelles are the last African state without a corono death.

December 23, 2020: In the last 24 hours, a new record increase was achieved with 25,455 new infections. The previous high of July 24th (21,931 new infections) was clearly exceeded. The number of deaths is also worrying: it has risen by 820 cases to 60,880 in one day.

December 24, 2020: Another record increase is registered with 26,832 new infections per day.

December 27, 2020: In the calendar week 52/2020 (December 21-27) 154,281 new infections were reported - a new record. More than a million infections have been recorded in South Africa since the beginning of the pandemic.

December 30, 2020: In the last 24 hours, more than 30,000 new infections were recorded for the first time. In South Africa alone, 17,710 new infections were registered.

January 1, 2021: The number of active cases in Africa is now over 400,000. The growth rate of new infections has been at least 1.0 percent for three days.

January 4, 2021: 166,952 new infections in calendar week 53/2020 (December 28 - January 3) mark a new high.

January 5, 2021: The Seychelles are the last African country to report the first death. The deceased is a 57-year-old man who was hospitalized on December 31st.

January 6, 2021: 35,773 new infections in the last 24 hours represent a new high in daily increases. With 1,110 deaths in Africa, more than 1,000 people die of COVID-19 in one day for the first time.

January 8, 2021: New highs for new infections every day - 36,350 new corona cases were recorded in the last 24 hours.

January 9, 2021: More than three million corona infections have now been registered in Africa (3,021,353). The number of active cases is just under half a million people (499,829).

January 10, 2021: In calendar week 1/2021 (January 4 to 10) there was a record increase of 221,602 new infections - that was an average of 31,657 cases per day. The Seychelles are the first African country to start vaccinations against COVID19: Sinopharm is used as the vaccine, and the first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are expected to arrive at the end of the month.

January 13, 2021: In the last 24 hours, a new high was recorded with 36,524 new infections.

January 17, 2021: In calendar week 2/2021 (January 11th to 17th), the number of new infections fell for the first time in six weeks. With 210,345 new infections, 11,257 fewer cases were recorded than in the previous week.

January 24, 2021: The number of new infections continues to decline. With 175,411 cases, significantly fewer (-34,934) new infections were recorded in calendar week 3/2021 (January 18 to 24).

February 1, 2021: The downward trend in refinements continues. In calendar week 4/2021 (January 25th to 31st) 131,979 cases were recorded - 43,432 fewer than in the previous week.

February 7, 2021: In the calendar week 5/2021 (February 1 to 7), there was again a sharp decline in new infections. Compared to the previous week, the value has decreased by 31,335 cases.

February 14, 2021: The corona pandemic in Africa began exactly one year ago. In the last calendar week 6/2021 (February 8 to 14), the number of new infections fell significantly. The daily growth rate for the last two days was less than 0.3 percent.

February 18, 2021: There are now more than 100,000 corona deaths in Africa.

February 28, 2021: The number of new infections continues to decrease. In calendar week 8 (February 21 to 28), the daily average was below 10,000.

March 2, 2021: Algeria is now the country with the most active COVID-19 infections in Africa, with 32,062 cases. South Africa follows in second place with 31,224 cases.

March 12, 2021: Africa exceeds the threshold of four million people infected with corona.

March 14, 2021: Egypt now has the most active infections (32,390), followed by Algeria (32,342) and Ethiopia (29,207). South Africa ranks 6th with 23,804 active corona cases. The number of new infections fell for eight weeks - a slight increase was again noticeable in calendar week 10/21 (March 8th to 14th). The daily average was 10,236 new infections - in the previous week it had been 9,553.

March 18, 2021: Ethiopia has the most active corona infections in Africa (33,918).

March 21, 2021: In calendar week 11 (March 15-21) the number of new infections decreased slightly compared to the previous week - the minus is 826 cases. The countries with the most active cases: Ethiopia (37,254), Egypt (33,886), Algeria (32,441), Kenya (29,277) and Uganda (25,204)

March 26, 2021: Uganda has revised the number of people who have recovered sharply upwards - it is now 40,379 people, the day before 15,147 people were reported to have recovered. At the same time, the number of active cases has fallen from 25,253 to just 37.

March 28, 2021: The focus of the corona pandemic in Africa is increasingly shifting to the east of the continent: Ethiopia and Kenya are now the countries most affected by the pandemic with 43,439 and 36,343 active cases, respectively. The number of new infections in Africa increased by 7,811 cases in calendar week 12 (March 22-28) compared to the previous week - the highest increase in eleven weeks.

April 4, 2021: In calendar week 13 (March 29 to April 4), the average number of new infections a day was 12,277 cases. Most active cases continue to be recorded in Ethiopia (50,258, + 15.7%), Kenya (42,581, + 17.2%) and Egypt (36,583 (+ 4.5%).

April 11, 2021: Of the 329,847 active corona cases in Africa, 63 percent are currently in five countries: Ethiopia (55,189, + 9.8% compared to the previous week), Kenya (44,227, + 3.9%), Egypt (38,545, + 5.4% ), Tunisia (37,661, + 17.5%), Algeria (32,786, + 0.5%).

April 18, 2021: In calendar week 15 (April 12th to 18th) the number of new infections rose considerably in the three African countries currently most affected: Ethiopia: 59,343 (+ 7.5% compared to the previous week), Kenya: 47,530 (+ 7.5%) ), Tunisia: 40,916 (+ 8.6%)

April 25, 2021: Ethiopia remains the African state with the most active corona infections. In calendar week 16 (April 19 to 25), however, the number of new infections fell significantly to 55,981 - this corresponds to a decrease of 5.7 percent. It is followed by Kenya (47,577 active cases, + 0.1%), Egypt (42,450, + 5.8%), Tunisia (40,892, -0.1%) and Algeria (33,416, + 1.0%).

May 2, 2021: In the last calendar week (17/21, April 26 to May 2, 2021) 64,955 new infections were recorded on the continent - that is an average of 9,279 new infections per day. This is the lowest increase since calendar week 41/2020 - from October 5 to 11, an average of 9,118 new infections per day were recorded.

May 9, 2021: As of today, Kenya has replaced Ethiopia as the African country with the most active corona cases. There are 49,468 active cases in Kenya and 48,784 in Ethiopia. The daily growth rates in Africa continue to decrease: In calendar week 18/21 (May 3 to 9, 2021), an average of 8,703 new cases of illness were counted every day.

May 13, 2021: With 48,709 cases, Egypt is now the African country with the most active corona infections.

May 16, 2021: The epidemiological curve continues to show a downward trend. With 55,704 new infections, the lowest value since the beginning of October 2020 was registered in Africa in week 19 (May 10 to 16, 2021). However, the numbers in South Africa are increasing again more strongly. In the last week, the daily new infections averaged around 2,500 cases. In the Seychelles, which were largely open to tourism again on March 25, 2021, the number of active cases almost tripled within a week from 1,068 to 2,739 - despite a high vaccination coverage of over 60 percent.