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Which of the countries in Africa with the highest burden of malaria also recorded the sharpest year-on-year increase in cases?

In 2019, Nigeria (27%), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (12%), Uganda (5%), Mozambique (4%) and Niger (3%) accounted for about 51% of all malaria cases globally.

Nigeria (23%), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (11%), the United Republic of Tanzania (5%), Burkina Faso (4%), Mozambique (4%) and Niger (4%) accounted for about 51% of all malaria deaths globally in 2019. 

There have been no major changes in the burden of malaria in these countries since 2018, although increases were estimated in Nigeria (2.4 million) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (1.2 million) between 2018 and 2019. 

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