Tracking Africa's coronavirus cases

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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 June 4, the confirmed coronavirus death toll on the continent stood at 4,611, 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.

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There are 163,599 confirmed infections and 70,894 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 coronavirus.

Below is an interactive map tracking all the coronavirus cases in Africa.

SOURCE: Al Jazeera News

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