Africa surpasses mark of 268,000,000 COVID vaccinations

In 55 African countries, as of March 24, 2022, Thursday, the total number of confirmed novel coronavirus since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic has reached the margin of 11,351,459.

World: Vaccination has been considered as the effective method in the fight against the deadliest COVID-19 viral disease. Where in some parts of the world, the situation of the COVID is improving, there are also some countries that are witnessing a significant rise in the daily infection rate and virus-related fatalities. 

In 55 African countries, as of March 24, 2022, Thursday, the total number of confirmed novel coronavirus since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic has reached the margin of 11,351,459. On the other hand, over 268,074,030 individuals in the continent have been vaccinated against viral illness, to date, as per the official data. 

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Meanwhile, the death rate of the African region has hiked up to 251,408, whereas there are a total of 9,505,224 individuals who have recovered from the contagious COVID-19 mutant and have been discharged from the hospital facilities since the beginning of the pandemic. 

The highest infections of COVID have been reported in South Africa at – 3,707,089, with a death rate of 99,899. 

Below is the list of other African countries with their COVID-19 infection rates: 

  • Morocco ( 1,162,686 )
  • Tunisia ( 1,033,731 )
  • Libya ( 501,296 )
  • Egypt ( 500,889 )
  • Ethiopia ( 469,523 )
  • Kenya ( 323,319 )

The data has been gathered and compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (world map). The data has been collected from the statistics from the World Health Organization and other international institutions as well as national and regional public health departments.

In addition, to creating awareness on World Tuberculosis Day, WHO tweeted, “Today is #WorldTBDay#Tuberculosis – also known as TB – remains one of the world’s deadliest infectious killers. Each day, over 4,100 people lose their lives to it & close to 28,000 people fall ill with this preventable & curable disease.” 

“WHO is proactively supporting efforts to enable access to #tuberculosis care services for the people with TB, refugees and displaced populations at risk, including in Ukraine which has a high burden of drug-resistant TB https://bit.ly/36uasMm #WorldTBDay.” 

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Tariq Saeed

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