Africa CDC Says Few Covid-19 Cases Are Identified on Continent
(Bloomberg) -- Many African countries are failing to identify almost all of their Covid-19 infections, making it difficult to tackle the pandemic, John Nkengasong, director at the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, said.
His institute conducted a survey of about 31,000 people in five countries and found that Uganda was catching one in 80 cases and Togo one in 106, he said on an online conference on Tuesday. That meant that in Uganda 20% of the population has had Covid-19, while 15% of Togo’s inhabitants have been infected with the pathogen.
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