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Senegal hospitals overwhelmed by Covid patients : TV360 Nigeria


Two week after the World Health Organization issued a warning about the resurgence of Covid-19 in Africa, Senegal’s health ministry has raised alarm that hospitals in the capital Dakar are becoming overwhelmed due to a surge in Coronavirus cases.

The West African country has suffered a third wave of virus infections in recent weeks, with cases rising from a few dozen a day late last month to about 1,700 cases daily in July.

The country’s Health ministry spokesman Mamadou Ndiaye also noted that labs were “overwhelmed because of high demand” thereby struggling to cope with a rise in demand for tests

Also, a senior public health official said medical staff in the city were burned out and that almost 99% of hospital beds were occupied..

There are however speculations that President Macky Sall may be forced to impose tighter restrictions to limit the spread of the virus.

Abisola Adebayo is a Reporter/Presenter/Social Media Manager for Tv360Nigeria. She is a first class graduate of the department of Mass Communication at Fountain University, Osogbo. Abisola is currently running her Masters Degree at the University of Lagos. The Social Media savvy young lady is ambitious and driven, likes trying new things and sets new goals for herself. Always looking for an opportunity to do better and achieve greatness.


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