WHO: 190,000 Africans could die of Coronavirus (Covid-19)

A medical worker disinfects a house in the Kawangware slum in Nairobi, Kenya, on 2 May. Photo: Xinhua.
A medical worker disinfects a house in the Kawangware slum in Nairobi, Kenya, on 2 May. Photo: Xinhua.

The WHO study is based on a database of 47 African countries where 190,000 people in this region could die from the corona virus in the first year of the pandemic.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an additional 29-44 million people will be infected with Covid-19 if the blockade does not work.

“Although COVID-19 may not be as exponentially spread in Africa as elsewhere in the world, it is likely to be smoldering in hot spots,” said Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director. WHO Africa Region, says.

According to the study, Algeria, South Africa and Cameroon are among the countries facing heavy losses if the blockade measures are not put on top, according to the Guardian.

The WHO study warns that health systems will be overloaded as the number of people requiring hospitalization increases.

An estimated 3.6-5.5 million Africans may be hospitalized for corona virus, of which 52,000-107,000 will need respiratory support. Thereby, WHO recommends hospitals to improve capacity.

By May 7, the black continent recorded 51,549 cases and more than 2,000 died from Covid-19. Of these, 17,634 have recovered, according to Africa News.

Several African countries are imposing measures to prevent and prevent the spread of corona virus. However, according to the latest data from John Hopkins University and the Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC), the situation will vary according to the course of the epidemic.

By this time, the United States is the country with the highest number of corona virus deaths in the world, with 75,447 cases, out of more than 1,250,000 cases.

Ranked No. 2 in deaths are the United Kingdom – 30,689, Italy – 29,958 cases and Spain with 26,070.

Source: https://behecare.com/

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