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Third wave of virus infections continues to rage in Africa

‘We have an excess number of infections’ – Africa Centres for Disease Control & Prevention.
A health worker administers a nasal swab at a Testaro Covid-19 mobile testing site in Sandton. Image: Waldo Swiegers, Bloomberg

Africa remains in the throes of a third wave of coronavirus infections, despite a recent decline in new cases, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control & Prevention.

New infections and deaths fell 14% in the four weeks through Sept. 12, John Nkengasong, the center’s director said in an online briefing on Thursday. He estimates that 70% of the population may need to be inoculated to curb the spread of the disease.

It’s unlikely that Africa has had “a significantly higher number of deaths than has been reported,” Nkengasong said. “What we know for sure is that we have an excess number of infections. There are people that have been infected and we didn’t count them.”

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If the disease is not spreading as stated then why must there be 70% of the population injected? Africa is hardly registering on the death rate and is reducing. How does this translate to “we have an excess number of infections”? The problems are in the US and Israel along with the UK. The rates in these countries are going up whilst Africa has been and is mainly devoid of the infection and reducing. These types of misleading reports are never ending.

Which pathology is used to determine cases/infections?

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