Tracking Africa's coronavirus cases

Experts warn fragile healthcare systems in many nations could be overwhelmed in the face of a severe COVID-19 outbreak.

    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 August 9, the confirmed coronavirus death toll on the continent stood at 22,966, 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 1,036,564 confirmed infections and 723,040 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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News