The World Health Organization (WHO) has decried the increased Covid-19 infection rate in Africa.
According to WHO, the continent’s weekly record currently stands at 224,000 new cases.
Fatalities rose by 15 percent across 38 African countries to nearly 3,000 in the same period.
WHO’s regional director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti, has called on African countries to boost their preventive measures to prevent the situation from worsening.
This comes as the organization raises concern over the Delta variant, which has been reported in 16 African countries.
This accounts for 97 percent of samples in Uganda and 79 percent in the DR Congo.