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How Senegal prepared for COVID-19 surge

All treatment specialists working in treatment centres or in home-based care service were trained in the new treatment protocol

As the second wave of COVID-19 infections surged in early 2021, Senegal stepped up measures to cope with the anticipated rise in the number of patients needing critical care. Professor Daye Ka, Infectious and Tropical Disease Expert and member of Senegal’s COVID-19 task force, explains the steps taken to avert…

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Coronavirus - Africa: 13% decrease in COVID-19 cases for African Region

There has been a 13% decrease in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the WHO African Region compared to the last reporting period. 84% of cases have recovered. For more detailed analysis, read our most recent COVID-19 Situation Report: https://bit.ly/3n48upA. 10 countries account for 87% (1,175,271) of reported…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Decrease in COVID-19 cases in Africa

There has been a 2% decrease in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the WHO African Region compared to the last reporting period. 83% of cases have recovered. For more detailed analysis, read our most recent COVID-19 Situation Report: https://bit.ly/32ZC3As 10 countries account for 87% (995,723) of reported…

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Coronavirus: Social, environmental factors seen behind Africa’s low COVID-19 cases

Deaths attributed to COVID-19 have also remained low in the region

COVID-19 transmission in Africa has been marked by relatively fewer infections, which have been on the decline over the past two months, owing to a variety of socio-ecological factors as well as early and strong public health measures taken by governments across the region. The pandemic has largely been in…

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Coronavirus - Africa: 10 countries account for 87% (973,910) of reported COVID-19 cases in the African Region

There has been a 14% decrease in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the WHO African Region compared to the last reporting period. 83% of cases have recovered. For more detailed analysis, read our most recent COVID-19 Situation Report: https://bit.ly/35KIc5n. 10 countries account for 87% (973,910) of reported…

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Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 Genome Sequencing Laboratory Network Launches in Africa

Ongoing sequencing is already providing crucial information for determining the type of SARS-CoV-2 lineage circulating in some countries

With several African countries now expanding COVID-19 testing, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) have launched a network of laboratories to reinforce genome sequencing of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, in Africa.…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Decrease of 25% in COVID-19 cases recorded compared to previous reporting period

COVID-19 cases in the African Region continue to slow down during past two weeks. There is a 25% decrease in cases recorded compared to previous reporting period.  For more detailed analysis, read our most recent COVID-19 Situation Report: https://bit.ly/3j04u6A 10 countries account for 88% (849,503) of all reported COVID-19 cases…

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Coronavirus - Africa: 13% increase in the COVID-19 cases for African Region in the last week

There has been a 13% increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the African Region in the past week, compared to a 18% increase recorded during the previous reporting period. For more detailed analysis, read our most recent COVID-19 Situation Report: https://bit.ly/2DMjp4U 10 countries account for 89% (735,482) of…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa

There has been a 27% increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the African Region in the past week. For more detailed analysis, read our most recent COVID-19 Situation Report: https://bit.ly/3eCgdpv. 10 countries account for 88% (440,672) of all reported COVID-19 cases in the African Region: South…