News & Analysis: New waves and outbreaks

COVID-19: Egypt’s Sisi urges preparation for pandemic’s second wave

“Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has urged local authorities to prepare for a coronavirus second wave as the new academic year starts.”

via Arab News

Kenya: Risk high of second wave as infections surge in counties

“Positive cases have dramatically increased, especially in rural counties, barely a week after President Uhuru Kenyatta eased containment measures to boost businesses. Before the measures were relaxed, Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate was 4.7, but it’s now at 5.7.”

via The Nation (Mali)

High SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in health care workers but relatively low numbers of deaths in urban Malawi

“The high seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among HCWs and the discrepancy in the predicted versus reported deaths suggests that there was early exposure but slow progression of COVID-19 epidemic in urban Malawi.”

via NCBI