Although last July the spread of the disease gave no respite, it showed signs of remaining in low figures given the crisis due to the upward trend in other parts of the world, even in countries with great resources, including abundance of vaccines, almost non-existent in Africa both north and south of the Sahara.
But the relative calm was interrupted since last week as numbers of deaths and infections began to increase, bringing criticism from specialized media which accused Western powers of selfishness for monopolizing immunizations.
Today’s CDPC report accounted for 741 deaths in the last 24 hours, summing up a total 197 thousand 742, and 28 thousand 957 new cases detected in that period of time, for a total of seven million 851 thousand 294 since the appearance of the pandemic in Africa south of the desert.
The gravity of the situation was revealed in a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) according to which of the 54 countries on the continent, 42 are at risk of not reaching the goal of immunizing 10 percent of the vulnerable population for end of the current month.
Only nine countries on the continent, two in the north, Morocco and Tunisia, and South Africa, in the extreme south, achieved the goal; three are on their way and two could reach it if they accelerate the rate of vaccination, the WHO text refers.