Covid-19 in Africa

Tembo, John, Maluzi, Kwitaka, Egbe, Franklyn and Bates, Matthew (2021) Covid-19 in Africa. BMJ . n457. ISSN 1756-1833

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In the latest World Health Organization epidemiological update (week 5, 2021), the number of cumulative cases of coronavirus disease 19 (covid-19) globally stands at 102 million, with 2.2 million deaths. During the first quarter of 2020, Africa was thought to be at high risk of covid-19 mortalities, with the WHO Office for Africa predicting up to 150 078 (best case scenario 82 735; worst case scenario 189 579) covid-19 related deaths in 2020. The most recent figures suggest that 62 504 deaths with covid-19 have occurred in Africa. Various reasons for the muted impact of the pandemic in Africa have been postulated, including younger population demographics, rapid early quarantine measures, and pre-existing immunity. The relative contribution of these factors is unknown.

Keywords:SARS-CoV-2, coronavirus, Africa
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C540 Virology
C Biological Sciences > C520 Medical and Veterinary Microbiology
A Medicine and Dentistry > A300 Clinical Medicine
C Biological Sciences > C521 Medical Microbiology
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
ID Code:44151
Deposited On:26 Mar 2021 16:18

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