Tracking Africa’s coronavirus cases

Tracking Africa’s coronavirus cases
Tracking Africa's coronavirus cases

Most countries on the continent have put in place restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus [Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters]

The outbreak of the new coronavirus has reached every nation in Africa, a continent of 1.2 billion people.
As of July 21, the confirmed coronavirus death toll on the continent stood at 15,169, with deaths including the former president of the Republic of the Congo, Jacques Joachim Yhombi-Opango, and Somalia’s former Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein.
There are 721,563 confirmed infections and 383,195 recoveries, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
Experts warn fragile healthcare systems in many African countries could be overwhelmed in the face of a severe outbreak of COVID-19, the highly infectious respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus.
Below is an interactive map tracking all the coronavirus cases in Africa.

Al Jazeera News

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