La agencia de salud de la ONU dijo el jueves que detectó un aumento de casos de coronavirus a fines del mes pasado en Kinshasa., the capital of the República Democrática del Congo (República Democrática del Congo).
“An exponential rise in the spread of Sars-CoV-2 virus has been recorded in Kinshasa,” the World Health Organization (OMS) said in a weekly report.
The rise mirrored a “clear deterioration” in the wider province of Kinshasa, decía.
A DRC health ministry official confirmed: “The third wave of Covid-19 is already there – it’s the Indian (Delta) and South African (Beta) variants.”
“This wave could be deadlier than the previous ones,"Dijo el funcionario, blaming lax adherence to social distancing and face masks.
The WHO said the mortality rate across the country was unchanged at 2.5%, but noted concern about the presence of the Delta variant in Kinshasa.
Prof Jean-Marie Kayembe, a member of DRC’s anti-coronavirus taskforce, told the UN’s Radio Okapi that the region was “in the third [wave] at the moment” – a conclusion, él dijo, that stemmed from rising numbers of cases and “saturation” of healthcare centres.
Kinshasa has a population of about 15 un millón de personas, many of whom live in poor, crowded conditions. Hasta ahora, the city – and DRC itself – have been relatively spared from the impact of coronavirus compared with South Africa – the worst-hit country in Africa – and states in other continents.
sin embargo, the daily national figures have risen from several dozen cases in past weeks to 243 el jueves. As of Wednesday, the DRC had recorded 32,176 confirmed cases of the disease, de los cuales 789 were fatal.
The capital accounted for 22,348 of these cases, many of them concentrated in the wealthy district of Gombe, home to prosperous Congolese and travelling expatriates.
Thirty-two legislators and several aides to President Félix Tshisekedi are among those who have died.