Africa nears 6 million confirmed Covid-19 cases as fatalities hit 151,775

AFRICA — As of today, there are 5,949,740 confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries while over 37,004,431 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa stand at 151,775 and 5,140,313 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases 2,179,297 and 64,138 mortality cases. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (541,405), Tunisia (491,021), Egypt (282,985), Ethiopia (276,984), Libya (201,236) and Kenya (188,513). Many countries in Africa have rolled out mass vaccination drives to contain the spread of the virus, even though the uptake of the…

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African Countries still struggling in HIV war due to inappropriate handling of disease containment measures

ZAMBIA – Most HIV patients in African countries have lower viral suppression than those in high-income countries due to low rates of viral load testing, a study has shown. The study done in Zambia and Malawi also confirmed that patients who got their medication after every six months instead of every three months were less likely to have complications and were stable. The study comes at a time when many countries, Kenya being one of them, are struggling with a shortage of drugs and most hospitals are rationing the medication.…

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