South Africa coronavirus cases surge past 500,000
In South Africa, the coronavirus is surging, hitting more than 500,000 cases on Saturday.
Gravediggers have been told to prepare dozens of graves as the number ofdeaths rises sharply. It was hoped Africa would be spared the worst, but the virus is spreading with ruthless efficiency — and over half of all cases on the continent are in South Africa.
Doctors at a hospital in Johannesburg are seeing a marked increase in critically ill patients. So much so, that they had to turn a pediatric ward into a high risk COVID unit.
Field hospitals have been set up to deal with the explosion of infections since lockdown restrictions were eased. Oxygen is the new currency of this pandemic — and it is in short supply.
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[Source: CBS News]