Aman Alakija
Finding a seat at the global vaccine table
09:13 - Source: CNN
CNN  — 

The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has hit Africa much harder than the first wave, a new analysis has shown.

Daily new infections across the continent were approximately 30% higher during the second wave, according to the study published in The Lancet journal. Its authors say it is the first comprehensive continent-wide analysis of the pandemic in Africa.

The data showed that while an average of 18,273 daily new cases were being reported across the continent during the first peak of the epidemic in mid-July, this number rose to an average of 23,790 by the end of December when 36 of the African Union’s 55 states had experienced or were experiencing a second wave.