Covid-19: Africa's young population, hot climate slowed infections - Africa Feeds

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The World Health Organization has said that it has recognized a few factors that possibly made light of a part in easing back the Coronavirus disease rate in Africa.

There have been over 1.4 million affirmed COVID19 cases on the African landmass – with more than 1.1 million recuperations & 34,000 passings in total.

In a distribution by the WHO’s Africa district, it said “A mix of socio-ecological factors such as low population density and mobility, hot and humid climate, lower age group, interacting to accentuate their individual effects, are likely contributing to the pattern seen in Africa.”

WHO additionally said “since 20 July, the region has seen a steady decline in new COVID-19 cases. Over the past four weeks, 77 147 new cases were reported, down from 131 647 recorded in the previous four weeks.”

“The downward trend that we have seen in Africa over the past two months is undoubtedly a positive development and speaks to the robust and decisive public health measures taken by governments across the region,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa.

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She includes that “But we must not become complacent. Other regions of the world have experienced similar trends only to find that as social and public health measures are relaxed, cases start ramping up again.”

The absolute most-influenced nations including Algeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa have all observed diseases drop.

Passings credited to COVID-19 have likewise stayed low in the locale.

Over 1.4 million affirmed #COVID19 cases on the African mainland – with more than 1.1 million recuperations & 34,000 passings cumulatively.

View nation figures & more with the WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard: https://t.co/V0fkK8dYTg pic.twitter.com/JwsQsZBK3l

— WHO African Region (@WHOAFRO) September 24, 2020

Dr Matshidiso Moeti said “Africa has not witnessed an exponential spread of COVID-19 as many initially feared.”

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“But the slower spread of infection in the region means we expect the pandemic to continue to smoulder for some time, with occasional flare-ups.”

The quick use of lockdowns following the episode as per the WHO assumed in part in easing back diseases in spite of the fact that it came at a significant expense for some economies.

The absence of portability among numerous populaces likewise assisted with hindering contaminations as indicated by investigation by the WHO board that inspected the purpose for Africa low disease rates.

10 nations represent 87% (995,723) of announced #COVID19 cases in the African Region: South Africa, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Algeria, Ghana, Kenya, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Madagascar & Senegal. South Africa represents the greater part of cases.

Full report: https://t.co/gA5Bv3IehT pic.twitter.com/D4Tgg0dusi

— WHO African Region (@WHOAFRO) September 24, 2020

“The reaction in African nations should be custom fitted to every nation’s circumstance pushing ahead as we see various examples of contamination even inside a nation.

Directed and limited reactions that are educated by what works best in a given area of a nation will be generally essential as nations ease limitations and open up their economies. Cover ways to deal with the district or nations are not practical,” Dr Moeti said.

Dr @MoetiTshidi: “Overall, I really commend the response in African countries. We are making progress thanks to the concerted efforts of governments, communities & partners.” #COVID19

— WHO African Region (@WHOAFRO) September 24, 2020

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