The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that 6 out of every 7 new types of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in the African continent could not be detected, and the actual number of cases was estimated to be 59 million.
WHO Africa Director Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, at the regular weekly press conference, said that the actual number of cases is different in the calculations made by looking at the Covid-19 death rates.
Stating that although 8.5 million cases have been recorded so far, the real figure is estimated to be 59 million, Moeti said, “Our analysis reveals that only 1 out of every 7 cases can be detected.” said.
He stated that WHO will focus on more testing in this context and that this will help save lives with rapid isolation.
Moeti also requested that wealthy countries, most of which have vaccinated two-thirds of their population, share their vaccines with African countries, where the death toll has reached 215,000.
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