More than two-thirds of Africa’s population may have been infected with neocoronavirus

May 9, 2022

Machidiso Muti, director of the Africa region of Congo, said at the online press conference held in Brazzaville, capital of Congo, 7, that the number of people infected with new crowns in Africa far exceeded the reported cases, and that more than 2/3 of Africa’s population could be infected with COVID-19.

Muti quoted a who study as saying that the number of real infections in the new African crown may be as high as 97 times the number of reported confirmed cases. Muti said that this means that more than 2/3 of Africa’s population may have or have been infected with COVID-19.

According to reports, who conducted a meta-analysis of more than 150 studies related to coronavirus infection published between January 2020 and December 2021, and reached the above conclusions.

Muti pointed out that the who research report proves that COVID-19 is still spreading and may even have more lethal mutation strains. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain the detection of COVID-19 and to track and monitor close contacts. Muti once again stressed the importance of vaccination and called on African countries to accelerate vaccination.

According to the WHO Regional Office, a total of 11.5 million cases have been confirmed in Africa.

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