AA / Tunis / Wejden Jlassi
Tunisia recorded 194 new deaths from the coronavirus this Saturday in the past 24 hours, (a figure never reached since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020), according to recent government data.
Tunisia is hit by a fourth wave of the particularly virulent epidemic with 9,286 new daily infections by the coronavirus in a country where hospital services are desperate to strengthen oxygen stocks, while the hospital system, underfunded, struggling to meet the demand for care, especially with the appearance of the Indian variant “Delta”.
All the lights are currently red. The country is facing an explosion in the number of daily deaths bringing the toll to more than 16,244 deaths and nearly 10,000 daily infections with the virus, according to data from the Department of Health. While the total number of contaminations exceeds 464,000 cases.
Doctors, activists, activists, organizations, associations and citizens have been sounding the alarm for several weeks calling for an urgent general re-containment and an acceleration of the vaccination campaign following the unprecedented deterioration of the pandemic situation.
In this regard, the slowness of the vaccination campaign further complicates the situation. As of Saturday, the country has only registered some 2,115,739 people first-vaccinated, of which 618,062 have recalled, out of a total of 3,233,794 registered on the electronic platform Evax.
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