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Africa reports slight rise in Covid-19 cases

Africa reports slight rise in Covid-19 cases

Nairobi, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Despite soaring Covid-19 cases reported in the past 24 hours by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Africa is currently far from the crisis on other continents.
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In the past two weeks, CDC statistics have shown a marked, and favorable, decline trend both in the death toll and the number of cases in a scenario marked by this continent’s disadvantages in terms of health systems, environmental conditions and social, political and military conflicts.

The report by this continental health institution over the past 24 hours shows that the number of cases rose to 4,732,254 due to 11,351 new ones, and the death toll soared to 127,484, due to 238 deaths on Thursday.

However, these statistics can be misleading, according to a press release by Prensa Latina’s correspondent in Angola, which reports that half of the dead patients did not receive oxygen, and barely 10 percent of seriously ill patients underwent kidney dialysis.

Given these elements, the real damage caused by the pandemic in Africa will only really come to light when calm returns after the human, economic and social cataclysm unleashed by the outbreak on the continent of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and its mutations, which cause this deadly disease.


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