The World Health Organization says Africa has the worst.
The delta variant is widespread on the continent, where very few have been vaccinated. He writes: In 16 countries, infection is increasing CNBC.
In hospitals in South Africa, doctors are sounding the alarm about the country’s third wave.
to CNN A doctor at a hospital in Johannesburg says patients are being rejected because there are no beds available.
The TV channel wrote that in one of the city’s hospitals, ambulances carrying COVID-19 patients were also refused.
– The third wave is much more destructive, and more crushing, says the doctor, who wishes to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals from the authorities.
– Dies while waiting for help
On June 28, South Africa imposed lockdown again as a result of an increase in infections.
He writes that in the Johannesburg region in particular it is the most contagious BBC.
In the country, the number of deaths rose by nearly 40 percent in the past month.
Patients die while waiting for help. We have very few resources to deal with the number of patients, a doctor at a hospital in Johannesburg tells CNN.
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Africa is the continent where little is vaccinated. Only 2% were fully vaccinated. This means that few people are protected from serious illness and death.
Africa just had its worst pandemic week ever. The worst is yet to come, as the fast-growing third wave continues to gain momentum and consolidate new footing, Machidiso Moeti, Regional Director of the World Health Organization (WHO), said Thursday.
In the past week, the number of hospitalizations increased by 40 percent on the continent, according to CNBC.
Alarm bells must be sounded
The worst increases in infections were in Uganda, Congo, Namibia, Zambia, Rwanda and Tunisia, according to the African infection control agency ACDC.
– Alarm bells should ring. Based on the atrocities we’ve seen in India, this should be cause for concern and action, says Health Director Tom Kenyon of the HOPE Project and former director of the US Infection Control Agency.
Kenyon says Africa is expected to receive millions of vaccine doses in August, but that is far from enough.
The World Health Organization is asking countries to prepare for vaccinations.
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