Africa: COVID-19 – Announcements/Regulatory Actions/Deployment

Africa: COVID-19 – Announcements/Regulatory Actions/Deployment

Accesses 16 Oct 2021. Full scale, interactive dashboard available at:
https://africacdc.org/covid-19-vaccination/

Six in seven COVID-19 infections go undetected in Africa
Brazzaville, 14 October 2021 – A new assessment by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that only 14.2% – or one in seven – COVID-19 infections are being detected in Africa. To reverse that trend and curb transmission, the WHO Regional Office for Africa today announced a new initiative to enhance community screening for COVID-19 in eight countries. The programme aims to reach more than 7 million people with rapid diagnostic tests in the next year…