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Testing in Africa is sort of hit and miss. We are all looking at these figures generated and think that they reflect something. The CDC Africa site has some information about this. Testing is difficult for many reasons but at least initially because there were only 10 laboratories in Africa that could do PCR tests. The WHO and CDC are now pushing the rapid antigen test, which of course can miss many cases, but is better than nothing. However despite the lack of testing I also read somewhere that there are not many reports from African countries of hospitals being overwhelmed. But also interestingly I read somewhere else that from the outset many countries in Africa were very quick and successful in contact tracing because it is still very much alive in African countries and well organised because of the ubiquitousness of infectious diseases.