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Driven by the delta variant, a new wave of COVID-19 is sweeping across the African continent where new cases, hospital admissions and deaths are increasing.Driven by the delta variant, a new wave of COVID-19 is sweeping across the African continent where new cases, hospital admissions and deaths are increasing.

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South Africa registered more than 24,000 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, its highest tally of new infections since the pandemic began, as a third wave of the virus spread through a population in which just 5% have been vaccinated.South Africa registered more than 24,000 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, its highest tally of new infections since the pandemic began, as a third wave of the virus spread through a population in which just 5% have been vaccinated.

South Africa hits record 24,000 new COVID-19 cases in third wave | Reuters

The head of the World Health Organization says the world is in “a very dangerous period” of the COVID-19 pandemic, noting the more contagious delta variant is identified in nearly 100 countries.The head of the World Health Organization says the world is in “a very dangerous period” of the COVID-19 pandemic, noting the more contagious delta variant is identified in nearly 100 countries.

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South Africa has clearly suffered the consequences of poor strategic decisions to this point. It doesn't need to continue along these lines.South Africa has clearly suffered the consequences of poor strategic decisions to this point. It doesn't need to continue along these lines.

South Africa's vaccine quagmire, and what needs to be done now

South Africa's vaccine quagmire, and what needs to be done now

The African Union special envoy leading efforts to procure COVID vaccines for the continent is blasting Europe as Africa struggles amid a third wave of infections.The African Union special envoy leading efforts to procure COVID vaccines for the continent is blasting Europe as Africa struggles amid a third wave of infections.

Africa's COVID-19 envoy blasts EU, COVAX over vaccine crisis - Los Angeles Times

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“We are not asking for donations — in fact, we have money to buy vaccines,” said the official, Strive Masiyiwa. “Vaccines are not expensive, certainly when it comes to the lives of our people.”“We are not asking for donations — in fact, we have money to buy vaccines,” said the official, Strive Masiyiwa. “Vaccines are not expensive, certainly when it comes to the lives of our people.”

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Europe buys up doses for booster vaccines while African countries go without. Europe buys up doses for booster vaccines while African countries go without.

Africa runs dry as Europe plans third vaccine doses – POLITICO

Just 1.2% of the African population are fully vaccinated, according to the WHOJust 1.2% of the African population are fully vaccinated, according to the WHO

Africa’s new Covid wave ‘like nothing we’ve seen before’

The Delta variant of coronavirus is driving the pandemic forward in Africa at record speeds. The Delta variant of coronavirus is driving the pandemic forward in Africa at record speeds.

Covid spreading in Africa at record pace, says WHO - The East African

The number of Covid-19 cases in Africa is doubling every three weeks, with the Delta variant spreading to more countries, the World Health Organisation has said. The number of Covid-19 cases in Africa is doubling every three weeks, with the Delta variant spreading to more countries, the World Health Organisation has said.

Covid-19 variants are driving a surge in infections across Africa - WHO | News24

With cases now doubling in Africa every three weeks, the Delta variant of COVID-19 has spread to 16 countries and it is present in three of the five nations reporting the highest caseloads. The variant is the most contagious yet - up to 60% more transmissible than other variants. |With cases now doubling in Africa every three weeks, the Delta variant of COVID-19 has spread to 16 countries and it is present in three of the five nations reporting the highest caseloads. The

Delta variant drives Africa COVID threat to ‘whole new level´: WHO warns; ‘dominant’ in Europe by August | | UN News

Cases in Africa rose 25% last week and are doubling every 3 weeks, and infections rose 10% in Europe.Cases in Africa rose 25% last week and are doubling every 3 weeks, and infections rose 10% in Europe.

Africa, Europe feel impact of COVID-19 Delta variant spread | CIDRAP

A record 24,270 new Covid-19 cases have been reported in South Africa, the country’s highest daily increase in infections of the entire pandemic, as it battles a third wave of the virus.A record 24,270 new Covid-19 cases have been reported in South Africa, the country’s highest daily increase in infections of the entire pandemic, as it battles a third wave of the virus.

South Africa posts national one-day record of 24,000 new Covid-19 cases amid 3rd wave surge — RT World News

The Federal Government and COVAX expressed surprise about the European Union’s decision not to accept AstraZeneca vaccineThe Federal Government and COVAX expressed surprise about the European Union’s decision not to accept AstraZeneca vaccine

AstraZeneca: Nigeria faults EU’s rejection, says decision political

A new wave of COVID-19 cases is sweeping across Africa, driven by the more transmissible Delta variant.New cases, hospitalisations and deaths have been increasing as the more transmissible variant spreads.

Aggressive third wave of COVID-19 surges across Africa where most are unvaccinated | Euronews

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This week, Gauteng remained the epicentre of new infections as numbers continued to rise in the other provinces. Thousands of people over 50 have registered for the vaccine and science has shown that the vaccines South Africa is using are effective against the currently dominant variants of Cov...This week, Gauteng remained the epicentre of new infections as numbers continued to rise in the other provinces. Thousands of people over 50 have registered for the vaccine and science has shown that the vaccines South Africa is using are effective against the currently dominant variants of Covid-19. In addition, Aspen’s Gqeberha plant has received a financial boost to make more vaccines.

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Driven by the delta variant, a new wave of coronavirus is sweeping across the African continent, where new cases, hospital admissions, and deaths are increasing. Case numbers...Delta variant is driving the COVID surge, particularly in South Africa

Cases in Africa Doubling Every 3 Weeks

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South Africa's death toll from the virus reached 61,332 after another 303 deaths were registered on Friday.South Africa's death toll from the virus reached 61,332 after another 303 deaths were registered on Friday.

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South Africa now appears to have made a massive error in not rolling out AstraZeneca, while in the UK a study suggests a mix of vaccines may be the way forward.South Africa now appears to have made a massive error in not rolling out AstraZeneca, while in the UK a study suggests a mix of vaccines may be the way forward.

COVID vaccine weekly: delta variant exposes the flaws of stop-start vaccination programmes

COVID vaccine weekly: delta variant exposes the flaws of stop-start vaccination programmes

The Delta variant has been reported in 16 African countries and is dominant in South Africa.The Delta variant has been reported in 16 African countries and is dominant in South Africa.

COVID-19 cases surge in Africa due to Delta variant - Axios

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The variant-driven coronavirus outbreak that public health officials across Africa had warned about for months is underway.The variant-driven coronavirus outbreak that public health officials across Africa had warned about for months is underway.

Coronavirus cases surge in Africa as countries face Delta variant with few vaccine doses - The Washington Post

President Joe Biden praised the ability of sports and athletes to bring a nation together in a time of crisis as he hosted the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers at the White House on Friday. The Dodgers, who captured the title by defeating the Tampa Bay Rays last October, were the first team to be honored at the White House since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the first since Biden took office. “I think what we discovered is that we need sports more than we ever realized,” said Biden, who praised baseball in “one of the most challenging years” in the nation’s history.President Joe Biden praised the ability of sports and athletes to bring a nation together in a time of crisis as he hosted the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers at the White House on Friday. The Dodgers, who captured the title by defeating the Tampa Bay Rays last October, were the first team to be honored at the White House since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the first since Biden took office. “I think what we discovered is that we need sports more than we ever realized,” said Biden, who praised baseball in “one of the most challenging years” in the nation’s history.

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The COVID-19 resurgence in South Africa is likely to take a heavy toll. It is important for vaccination efforts to be ramped up.The COVID-19 resurgence in South Africa is likely to take a heavy toll. It is important for vaccination efforts to be ramped up.

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The continent aimed to get 700 million doses by the end of the year but has secured only 65 million doses so farThe continent aimed to get 700 million doses by the end of the year but has secured only 65 million doses so far

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South Africa has breached the two million COVID-19 cases mark, with a further 24 270 new infections recorded in the past 24-hour cycle. It is the highest ever number of new coronavirus cases reported in a day.

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More than 5.4 million cases have been reported on the continent, with 141 000 deaths.More than 5.4 million cases have been reported on the continent, with 141 000 deaths.

Africa faces worst week of pandemic as Delta variant spreads - Moneyweb

For many countries, vaccine programmes have been one of the great triumphs of the pandemic.For many countries, vaccine programmes have been one of the great triumphs of the pandemic.

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South Africa’s vaccine rollout has expanded to include people aged 50 and above – who rushed to register on Thursday for their jabs .South Africa’s vaccine rollout has expanded to include people aged 50 and above – who rushed to register on Thursday for their jabs .

SA’s over 50s rush to register for their Covid-19 vaccines – outpacing seniors

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As of Friday, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 2,019,826, with 24,270 new cases recorded since the last report.Nationally the numbers have surpassed the first wave peak and we are likely to surpass the second wave peak, said Kubayi-Ngubane.

Covid-19 update: 24,270 new Covid-19 cases recorded in SA

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Africa is experiencing a "speedy" spread in infection rates, as the continent battles a third wave...The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Africa is experiencing a "speedy" spread in infection rates, as the continent battles a third wave...

COVID third wave: Infections spreading faster than ever in Africa, says WHO | TheCable

One of SA's leading experts on Covid-19, Professor Shabir Madhi shares his views on how bad situation is - and what needs to be done.One of SA's leading experts on Covid-19, Professor Shabir Madhi shares his views on how bad situation is - and what needs to be done.

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Daily infections rise threefold on the continent with more than a dozen African countries reporting their worst figures.Daily infections rise threefold on the continent with more than a dozen African countries reporting their worst figures.

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Strive Masiyiwa also took aim at the global effort meant to distribute vaccines to low-and middle-income countriesStrive Masiyiwa also took aim at the global effort meant to distribute vaccines to low-and middle-income countries

Africa’s COVID-19 envoy blasts European Union, COVAX over vaccine crisis - The Hindu

Africa needs 1.6 billion doses in a double-dose program to vaccinate 60 percent of a population of 1.3 billion people.Africa needs 1.6 billion doses in a double-dose program to vaccinate 60 percent of a population of 1.3 billion people.

'You can't say you support us & deny Africa vaccine production centers'- Envoy to EU | Africanews

The African Union special envoy tasked with leading efforts to procure Covid-19 vaccines for the continent has criticised European countries as Africa struggles to deal with a third surge in infections.The African Union special envoy tasked with leading efforts to procure Covid-19 vaccines for the continent has criticised European countries as Africa struggles to deal with a third surge in infections.

European countries condemned for failing to send Covid vaccines to Africa - Independent.ie

Infection numbers have increased in Africa for six weeks running, rising by a quarter week-on-week to almost 202 000 in the week that ended on Sunday, the World Health Organisation warned.Infection numbers have increased in Africa for six weeks running, rising by a quarter week-on-week to almost 202 000 in the week that ended on Sunday, the World Health Organisation warned.

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The delta variant, is continuing to evolve and mutate, and it is becoming the predominant COVID-19 virus in many countries.

WHO: 'Dangerous period' with delta variant

Infection numbers have increased in Africa for six weeks running, rising by a quarter week-on-week to almost 202,000 in the week that ended Sunday, it said.The continent's weekly record curr...Infection numbers have increased in Africa for six weeks running, rising by a quarter week-on-week to almost 202,000 in the week that ended Sunday, it said.The continent's weekly record curr...

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The African Union special envoy tasked with leading efforts to procure COVID-19 vaccines for the continent is blasting Europe as Africa struggles amid a crushing third surge of infections, saying Thursday that "not one dose, not one vial, has left a European factory for Africa."The African Union special envoy tasked with leading efforts to procure COVID-19 vaccines for the continent is blasting Europe as Africa struggles amid a crushing third surge of infections, saying Thursday that "not one dose, not one vial, has left a European factory for Africa."

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  The Delta variant of coronavirus is driving the pandemic forward in Africa at record speeds, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Thursday. Infection numbers have increased in Africa for six weeks running, rising by a quarter week-on-week to almost 202,000 in the week that ended Sunday, it said. The continent’s weekly record currently … Continue reading COVID-19 Spreading In Africa At Record Pace, Says WHO

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South Africa's case numbers alone are doubling every three weeks.South Africa's case numbers alone are doubling every three weeks.

'Nothing we've seen before' - Third Covid wave sweeping through Africa | 1 NEWS | TVNZ