The first and second waves of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa: a cross-sectional study

The Lancet
Apr 03, 2021 Volume 397 Number 10281 p1237-1324, e10
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/issue/current

 

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The first and second waves of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa: a cross-sectional study
Stephanie J Salyer, et al
Although the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic progressed more slowly in Africa than the rest of the world, by December, 2020, the second wave appeared to be much more aggressive with many more cases. To date, the pandemic situation in all 55 African Union (AU) Member States has not been comprehensively reviewed. We aimed to evaluate reported COVID-19 epidemiology data to better understand the pandemic’s progression in Africa.