According to the data of the African Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as of 6 p.m. local time on the 14th, there were 3,142,2781 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 75,709 deaths in Africa.
South African President Ramaphosa said recently that due to the accelerated spread of the epidemic caused by the mutant virus, the number of confirmed cases in some parts of South Africa has recently increased exponentially, and the number of new confirmed cases in some provinces in a single day has far exceeded the peak of the first outbreak in July last year.
The director of the Nigerian Center for Disease Control and Prevention said on social media that the recent surge in confirmed cases has brought Nigeria’s health system to a critical level.
Hospitals will not be able to treat more severe patients, and health workers may be forced to make a difficult decision: selective admission according to the degree of the patient’s condition.
The Zimbabwean government has appealed to people not panic about the shortage of ventilators.
Botswana has recently experienced a number of isolation facilities overcrowding and the urgent need for new isolation centers.
The shortage of medical resources caused by the epidemic is taking place in many African countries.