11 nations from Africa occupy the fifth spot. An official from the Africa Centre for Disease Control said on Thursday that COVID-19 wave Coronavirus infections are on the increase in Africa but that they are getting less and less lethal.

Ahmed Ogwell, the Deputy Head of the pan-African health organization, said that countries facing their “fifth wave” of cases are seeing tallies soar higher than in their prior wave.

According to Ogwell, eleven of the nations on the continent are presently experiencing the fifth wave of illness, while Mauritius is experiencing its sixth.

Algeria, Benin, the Congo Republic, Egypt, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Mauritius, Somalia, and Tunisia are some of the nations that are included.

However, the fact that there were fewer people passing away throughout the same time span was a blessing in disguise.

He said that the rise in COVID-19 infection rates throughout the continent may be attributed to South Africa in particular, which was responsible for a 38% increase in the number of cases.

On the other hand, the number of fatalities decreased by 59% during the same time period.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been around 11.4 million reported cases of infection and over 252,000 fatalities in Africa.

It is possible that there are a significant number of illnesses that have not been recorded on the African continent, which has a population of over 1.3 billion people.

Even though Africa has acquired 784 million doses of vaccine at this point, only roughly 17 percent of the population in Africa has been properly vaccinated against the Coronavirus.

Ogwell made a plea for more vaccination doses to be acquired on the continent.

“We hope it doesn’t come to that…we have a market in Africa,” he remarked in reference to allegations that an Aspen Pharmacare manufacturing plant in South Africa was about to be shut down owing to a lack of adequate demand. He was referring to the fact that the facility was located in South Africa.

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