New Covid variant is spreading through Africa like a Delta in flood

Deaths on the continent have jumped by an alarming 43% in the past week

08 July 2021 - 20:04 By claire keeton

The Delta variant is driving the steep third wave of Covid-19 across nearly half the countries in Africa, where deaths jumped by 43% in the past week.

Africa CDC director, Dr John Nkengasong, said on Thursday that the highly transmissible Delta variant — identified in 15 countries and rampaging through many including Uganda, the DRC and SA — was dominant...

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