15-05-2021 by redazione
The situation of the vaccines made available so far to the 55 African states through the continental Africa CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) is 1.5% of total coverage.
This is a worrying figure, considering that the administration of this first supply is far from complete, given that Africa CDC has declared that about 58% of the doses have been used and that some states have already admitted that they have only been able to use very few vaccines.
Add to this the fact that the vast majority of the population has shown scepticism about vaccination and reluctance to go to hospitals, and you can see why only 38 million vaccines have been delivered to African nations out of just over a billion people.
Kenya is the fifth most vaccinated country, after Morocco which is by far the most vaccinated country (eleven percent of the population), followed by Nigeria, Ethiopia (1.3 million vaccinated, or 1.13% of the entire population). In Kenya, the 1 million mark has not yet been reached, but the percentage of doses used compared to those received is very high, at around 1,200,000. As of last Thursday, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,660,304, while the death toll from the pandemic stands at 125,404. At least 4,219,117 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease, according to the agency.
Meanwhile, Kenya is on course to reach 3,000 deaths caused by Covid-19. Yesterday 8 more deaths brought the total to 2976.
The percentage is back above 10, exactly 10.6%, with 392 new cases.
There are 118 patients admitted to intensive care units across the country, one more than in the previous 24 hours. This is the most comforting data, because the health emergency is contained. However, the next deadline for restrictions and curfews is 29 May.
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