Greater than two months after Egypt turned the primary nation in Africa to substantiate a coronavirus case, the outbreak seems to have reached virtually each nation on the continent of 1.2 billion individuals.
Of Africa’s 54 international locations, solely two have but to report a case of the virus: Comoros and Lesotho.
As of April 19, the confirmed coronavirus loss of life toll on the continent stood at 1,080, with fatalities together with the previous president of the Republic of the Congo, Jacques Joachim Yhombi-Opango, and Somalia’s former prime minister Nur Hassan Hussein. There are 21,317 confirmed infections and 5,203 recoveries, in keeping with the Africa Centres for Illness Management and Prevention.
Specialists warn fragile healthcare programs in lots of African international locations might be overwhelmed within the face of a extreme outbreak of COVID-19, the extremely infectious respiratory illness brought on by the coronavirus.
Beneath is an interactive map monitoring all of the coronavirus instances in Africa.