In South Africa, coronavirus surges as oxygen supplies run low in epicenter
Jul 12 2020
The virus has claimed the lives of many prominent personalities in South Africa, the most recent being Queen Noloyiso Sandile of the AmaRharhabe royal family, who died earlier this week at the age of 56.
He estimated that only about 10 per cent of all COVID-19 cases are being officially reported.
Provincial official Bandile Masuku, a medical doctor, startled South Africans when he told reporters Wednesday that Gauteng is preparing more than 1.5 million graves.
Wilkinson is a part of a volunteer hard work to find 100 new oxygen concentrators for a 450-mattress industry hospital in Johannesburg.
The daily report by Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, shows the total number of Covid-19 infections increasing to 238 339.
The global health agency also said five countries - Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa - account for about 42 per cent of Africa's COVID-19 cases.
Johannesburg field clinic will acquire 800 much more beds to support in the disaster, alongside with 1,000 "oxygen points", Wilkinson, the community health expert, mentioned just before introducing it could acquire weeks for it all to get there.
"This is an enormous achievement that we can all be proud of as South Africans", he said, adding that 2 000 569 have been conducted since the outbreak.
"Our hospital is overloaded now".
At the very least 8,000 wellness employees across Africa have examined beneficial for coronavirus, but half of them are from South Africa.
South Africa initially had rigid coronavirus lockdown actions in position and had even banned the sale of alcohol.
Gauteng's head of government David Makhura, announced Friday that he had tested positive for coronavirus and is urging people to wear masks and practice social distancing.
It would be a huge accomplishment if, over the next 12 to 18 months, we are successful in showing that even one out of every 20 of the vaccines that go into human studies are safe and provide some protection against COVID-19, he said.