Experts tackle the mystery of Africa’s low death rate

“While many hospitals are crowded with patients, and while the country suffers the world’s fourth-highest number of new daily cases, the mortuaries and grave sites appear to be much slower to fill. It’s one of the enduring mysteries here: why do South Africa, and most other African countries, seem to have a relatively low death rate from the virus? And can this low rate be sustained?”

via The Globe and Mail

South Sudan’s Vice-President and Defence Minister test positive as coronavirus cases surge in the country

“The Vice-President and Defence Minister of South Sudan, one of the world’s poorest countries, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus after a surge of cases swept through the task force that was leading the government’s response to the pandemic.”

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Tanzanian hospitals overwhelmed by dramatic rise in secret COVID-19 cases, U.S. says

“Hospitals in Tanzania are becoming overwhelmed by a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases despite official secrecy on the crisis, the U.S. embassy has warned in a highly unusual statement.”

via The Globe and Mail