Africa, rapid increases
Global, in Africa cases have risen for the past 7 weeks
Cases have risen for seven weeks
Onset of the third wave on 3 May 2021
W/E 4th July, worst pandemic week ever
Cases, + 251 000 (7 days)
Up 20% on previous week
Now, Cases, + 276,884 (past 7 days)
Sixteen African countries, in resurgence
Delta variant in 10 of these
First delta detected in Nigeria
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa
Africa has just marked the continent’s most dire pandemic week ever.
But the worst is yet to come as the fast-moving third wave continues to gain speed and new ground
The end to this precipitous rise is still weeks away.
Cases are doubling now every 18 days, compared with every 21 days only a week ago.
We can still break the chain of transmission by testing, isolating contacts and cases and following key public health measures
May and June, very poor
Past two weeks, 1.6 million doses to Africa through COVAX
20 million Johnson & Johnson/Janssen and Pfizer from US soon
In coordination with the African Union to 49 countries
Norway and Sweden sending soon
Agreement to supply the African Union, 220 million doses Johnson & Johnson vaccine by the end of 2022.
2021, first 35 million to arrive
66 million doses delivered to Africa
40 million through bilateral deals
25 million COVAX-supplied
800 000 doses via African Union African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team
50 million doses administered to date, (1.6% of global doses)
16 million fully vaccinated, (2% of population)
Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevent..
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