AFRICA VIRUS CASES SURPASS 100,000
Africa’s coronavirus circumstances have surpassed 100,000, the Africa Centres for Illness Management and Prevention mentioned Friday, because the youthful continent with many fragile well being methods has not seen the excessive numbers devastating different elements of the world.
The pandemic seems to be taking a unique pathway in Africa, the World Well being Group mentioned.
It isn’t but clear why.
Greater than 3,100 individuals have died from COVID-19 throughout the continent of 1.Three billion individuals.
By comparability, when Europe reached 100,000 circumstances it had greater than 4,000 deaths, the WHO mentioned.
However one worrying growth is the variety of contaminated well being staff greater than 3,400 in part of the world the place staffing is essentially threadbare.
Some staff have threatened to strike over inadequate protecting gear.
The African continent noticed roughly the identical variety of new circumstances up to now week because the week earlier than, Africa CDC director John Nkengasong mentioned Thursday, including that we hope that development continues as a substitute of a fast exponential enhance.