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Tanzania Experiences New Covid-19 Cases

There are some reports that Covid-19 cases have erupted in Tanzania again.

An expert from the World Health Organization, Dr Caroline Akim says the country recorded 105 new cases by November 25, 2022.

Speaking to journalists in the Coastal Region, Dr Carline Akim who is the Regional Immunization Advisor reveals that Tanzania has however been making strides in issuing vaccinations to its people.

“The country’s Covid-19 vaccination rollout has reached 92 percent of target number and counting,” explains Dr Akim but also points out that many young people in Tanzania are still wary of jabs.

The coastal region for instance is among the precincts with lower vaccination rollout in Tanzania stagnating at just 63 percent.

So far the Covid-19 Vaccine rollout in Tanzania accounts for nearly 30 million doses.

Since the pandemic erupted a total of 40,471 Tanzanians got infected with Covid-19 viruses.

Among the infected persons there were 3,409 medical personnel. The pandemic also claimed 845 lives in the country.

Tanzania’s total country Population as of October 2022, is 61 Million.

Worldwide there are 641 Million confirmed infections to date, according to WHO.

The United States of America records the highest rate of infections with more than 98 million cases and 1 million deaths.

India is second with nearly 45 million cases and 531,000 deaths.

The pandemic has so far killed nearly 6.5 million people around the globe.

For some reason many African countries have been experiencing low prevalence of Covid-19 and even fewer deaths.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness.

The virus which causes coronavirus disease was identified in 2019 and found to be responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first human cases of COVID-19 were reported in Wuhan, the capital of the province of Hubei in China, back in December 2019.

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