COVID-19 in Sudan

  • Ayman Ahmed Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Nouh Saad Mohamed Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nile University, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Sarah Misbah EL-Sadig Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Lamis Ahmed Fahal Mycetoma Research Centre, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Ziad Bakri Abelrahim Ribat Teaching Hospital, COVID-19 Isolation Centre, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Eiman Siddig Ahmed Mycetoma Research Centre, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Emmanuel Edwar Siddig Mycetoma Research Centre, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
Keywords: COVID-19, Sudan, Preventive measures, deaths, cases

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.

Published
2021-03-07
How to Cite
1.
Ahmed A, Mohamed NS, EL-Sadig SM, Fahal L A, Abelrahim ZB, Ahmed ES, Siddig EE (2021) COVID-19 in Sudan. J Infect Dev Ctries 15:204-208. doi: 10.3855/jidc.14520
Section
Coronavirus Pandemic

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