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Day: 12 February 2021

Africa’s COVID-19 Deaths Rose by 40% in One Month –WHO

Africa’s COVID-19 Deaths Rose by 40% in One Month –WHO

NEWS
  The World Health Organisation Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says deaths from COVID-19 in Africa have surged by 40 percent in the last month, pushing Africa’s death toll towards 100,000 since the first reported case on the continent on 14 February, 2020. This comes as Africa battles new, more contagious COVID-19 variants and gears up for its largest-ever vaccination drive. Speaking during a virtual briefing on Wednesday, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, said, “The increasing deaths from COVID-19 we are seeing are tragic, but are also disturbing warning signs that health workers and health systems in Africa are dangerously overstretched. This grim milestone must refocus everyone on stamping out the virus.” According to the