“Two days ago this person was coughing. Now they’re dead.” South Africa’s fast-spreading coronavirus variant has fueled a rise in infections that is overwhelming hospitals, leading some doctors to ration oxygen, while funeral homes consider opening 24/7.
A fast-spreading Covid-19 variant has pushed deaths and infections to records, overwhelming funeral homes.
Updated Jan. 24, 2021 8:57 am ETSOSHANGUVE, South Africa—Dressed in white protective suits, face masks and plastic goggles, the undertakers pulled up to the one-story home, in which the body of a man in his 80s lay in bed, still in his pajamas.What they suspected, but hadn’t confirmed, is that the man died of Covid-19, ripped from his family as a new,
much more contagious strain of the coronavirusis surging across South Africa and driving daily infections and deaths to record highs.“Two days ago this person was coughing,” said Christina Broodie, the funeral parlor’s owner, clutching two iPhones that were constantly buzzing with calls from the bereaved. “Now they’re dead.”
A brutal second wave of Covid-19 infections is pounding South Africa, powered in part by a new variant that scientists here say is much more transmissible than previous versions of the virus. The new strain is now by far the most common virus found in positive test samples in the country. headtopics.comRead more: The Wall Street Journal »
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all thanks to the corrupt ANC government in this shithole! A very worying development in COVID - 19 mutant stems, demanding swift and precise answers and action. I’m afraid the coronavirus and it’s variants are here to stay 😡fuckchinaccp