Tracking Africa’s coronavirus cases | News
The outbreak of the new coronavirus has reached every nation in Africa, a continent of 1.2 billion people.
As of June 1, the confirmed coronavirus death toll on the continent stood at 4,228, with fatalities 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 147,099 confirmed infections and 61,808 recoveries, according to the Africa Centers 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 coronavirus.
Below is an interactive map tracking all the coronavirus cases in Africa.