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26 Africans die every hour from COVID-19 – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that a total of 26 Africans die every hour from COVID-19 as the third wave of the disease surges on the African continent.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that a total of 26 Africans die every hour from COVID-19 as the third wave of the disease surges on the African continent.

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According to the WHO Director for Africa Region, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, 24 out of 54 African countries are still reporting fast-rising case numbers of the virus with the epicenter moving target shifting from one sub-region to the next.

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She noted that cases are rising in West, Central, and East Africa.

“In this third wave, every hour, 26 Africans die of COVID-19. The pandemic is still raging and we must not let our guard down. As long as vaccination rates a low, severe illness and deaths risk staying high.” Dr. Matshidiso Moeti said at a news briefing on Thursday.

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