Tuesday, November 30, 2021

NEWS

WHO warns about real toll of Covid-19 cases in Africa

WHO warns about real toll of Covid-19 cases in Africa

Geneva, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The real toll of Covid-19 cases in Africa could reach up to 59 million and not 8.5 as previously reported, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
Share on email

According to WHO, there are problems with mechanisms to detect coronavirus in Africa.

‘Our analyzes indicated that only one in seven cases are being detected, which means that the real burden of Covid-19 in Africa would be around 59 million cases,’ according to a WHO´s report.

Only 67 million Africans have been fully vaccinated, so it is equivalent to only 4.9% of continent’s population. Hundreds of millions of people are still under vulnerability situation ahead of a serious disease and death, the WHO said.

It is necessary ‘to move from passive to active surveillance by working with communities,’ the WHO reported, while it is already thinking about hollidays for New Years´ Eve, a date on which citizens usually meet and iturn a deaf ear on sanitary measures.

WHO asked rich countries to contribute to Covid-19 vaccines for African peoples.

mh / pll / mem / joe

RELATED
ÚLTIMO MINUTO
name of Prensa Latina

| Text SMS to 8100 with content PL
Receive 4 mesages x 25 cup

© 2016-2021 Prensa Latina
Latin American News Agency

Radio – Publications  – Videos – News by the minute.
All Rigts Reserved.

St. E No 454 , Vedado,  Habana, Cuba.
Phones: (+53) 7 838 3496, (+53) 7 838 3497, (+53) 7 838 3498, (+53) 7 838 3499
Prensa Latina © 2021 .

Web Site developed by IT Division  Prensa Latina.