The head of Africa’s disease control agency has warned that the continent’s fatality rate from Covid-19 has risen above the global average, adding that this is a very “worrying” development.

Africa’s Covid-19 case fatality rate has risen to 2.5 percent, while the global average is 2.2 percent, Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) head John Nkengasong told reporters on Thursday.

“The case fatality rate is beginning to be very worrying and concerning for all of us,” he said, but did not elaborate on the factors involved. (RT)