The Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) says the continent is in the middle of a third wave of the covid19 pandemic as 29 countries continue to experience a severe transmission rate.
Data from the center showed that the West African subregion having the highest daily records of new infections, accounts for 41 percent of all cases on the continent.
The Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Mauritania are among the countries hit by a third wave – according to the AU health agency.
John Nkengasong – Director of the Africa CDC during a virtual conference Thursday said, team of health experts known as SWAT, are being deployed to worst affected states to help them fight the pandemic.
Sierra Leone is already one among the beneficiaries of this emergency support.
So far, the continent has acquired a total of 82.7 million doses of covid19 vaccines with 61.3 million doses administered.