COVID-19 in Sudan

Ayman Ahmed, Nouh Saad Mohamed, Misbah EL-Sadig Sarah Misbah EL-Sadig, Lamis Ahmed Fahal, Ziad Bakri Abdelrahim, Eiman Siddig Ahmed, Emmanuel Edwar Siddig*

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Abstract

The steadily growing COVID-19 pandemic is challenging health systems worldwide including Sudan. In Sudan, the first COVID-19 case was reported on 13th March 2020, and up to 11 November 2020 there were 14,401 confirmed cases of which 9,535 cases recovered and the rest 3,750 cases were under treatment. Additionally, 1,116 deaths were reported, indicating a relatively high case fatality rate of 7.7%. Several preventive and control measures were implemented by the government of Sudan and health partners, including the partial lockdown of the country, promoting social distancing, and suspending mass gathering such as festivals and performing religious practices in groups. However, new cases still emerging every day and this could be attributed to the noncompliance of the individuals to the advocated preventive measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-208
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Infection in Developing Countries
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021

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