High exposure, low fatality: Africa’s Covid pattern stumps ...


High exposure, low fatality: Africa’s Covid pattern stumps experts

The continent’s fatality rate is lower than the global average, leading authorities to question its numbers

Senior features writer

More than a million cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Africa, but the real number could be much higher, public health experts said again on Thursday, during the weekly Africa CDC update.

Mozambique, for example, has only 2,559 confirmed cases of Covid-19, but a survey has found that up to one in 10 market vendors (6.5% to 10%) have been exposed to coronavirus in the northern town of Pemba.

The sero-epidemiological survey found health professionals had the next highest exposure at 5.5% to 7%, followed by business employees at 5% and police force members at 3.7%...

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