The second coronavirus wave on the African continent could be deadlier than the first, according to Africa News.
The director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, John Nkengasong, advised that new variants of the virus have been reported to be more contagious.
He’s stated the following:
“Unfortunately, also in Africa, 93,000 individuals have died from the COVID-19, leading to a case fatality rate of 2.6%. So again, the global case fatality rate is 2.2%. The continental case fatality rate is 2.6%. That shows you clearly, as I indicated last time that the case fatality rate so it’s becoming very troubling because it has now exceeded the global total. It used to be the reverse. During the first wave, the case fatality rate was about 2.2%, and now we are seeing 2.6%.”
So far, sixteen countries on the continent have requested COVID-19 vaccines, totaling 114 million doses of the 270 doses secured by the African Union.
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