2021 July 15 Thursday
Delta preys on the continent
The number of corona deaths in Africa is rapidly increasing
Africa is currently suffering from a severe third wave disease. The number of corona deaths has been rising faster than ever since the onset of the epidemic. According to the World Health Organization, poor health is a major cause for many victims. Hospitals may soon reach their limit.
On the African continent, the death toll from corona diseases has risen by 43 percent in a week. “This increase is the fastest the continent has ever seen,” said Matzidiso Moetti, the World Health Organization (WHO) Africa director. Lack of oxygen equipment and free beds in the intensive care units are therefore the main reasons for the rapid increase. Modi said this was a clear warning that hospitals on the continent had reached their limits.
According to the World Health Organization, the continent’s corona mortality rate is 2.6 percent and the global average is 2.2 percent. Most of the deaths were reported in Namibia, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia, Modi said. The number of infections reported last month has also increased by one million cases.
The so-called third wave is mainly driven by the highly contagious delta variant, which has so far been found in 21 of the 55 African countries. According to the World Health Organization, the alpha variant of the virus is endemic in 35 countries, while the beta variant is present in 30 countries in Africa.
According to the African Union Health Organization, more than six million infections have been documented in Africa, of which more than 153,000 are endangered. Only 18 million people on the continent, with a total population of 1.2 billion, have been vaccinated against Govt-19 so far – not even two percent of the vaccine rate. There are hopes to provide higher vaccine levels initially through the Kovacs program.
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