COVID deaths in Africa surged up by 40% over last month

Photo via: Twitter | @MoetiTshidi

The WHO said on Thursday that the death has been increased by 40% over the last month in Africa. The death toll on the continent is approaching 10,000.

"Over 22,300 deaths were reported in Africa in the last 28 days, compared to nearly 16,000 deaths in the previous 28,00 death," WHO Africa office based in the Republic of Congo said.

"This comes as Africa battles new, more contagious variants and gears up for its largest-ever vaccination drive," The UN agency stated after a virtual press conference.

More than 3.7 million cases of coronavirus have been seen in Africa, since first being detected in February last year. 

The latest figures released by the WHO shows that 96,000 people have died in the continent due to the COVID-19.

"The increasing deaths from #COVID19 we are seeing are tragic but are also disturbing warning signs that health workers and health systems in Africa are dangerously overstretched. 

This grim milestone must refocus everyone on stamping out the virus," Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, shared a video statement via her Twitter handle.

Publish : 2021-02-12 18:21:00

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