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Research Article Volume 5 Issue 1

Covid-19: Africa Versus the World

Oderinde GP1*, Musa SA2, Ndu M2, Adeyinka A3 and Abdulazeez MA2

1Genetic Anthropology Unit, Department of Anatomy, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
2Department of Anatomy Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
3Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Oderinde GP, Genetic Anthropology Unit, Department of Anatomy, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

Received: September 25, 2020; Published: December 14, 2020



  Africa is the largest and most populous continent after Asia but with highest number of countries. Africa represents about 1/6 of the world population but Africa is the least represented in the world Genomic population. During the outbreak of COVID-19 there was much concern about Africa due to numerous inadequate health facilities. Data was gotten from the official World Health Organization (WHO) website and was cleaned and arranged in Microsoft Excel version 2019. The data was then visualized using Tableau Public version 10.4. Africa was compared to other regions in two categories: New cases and Deaths. In the number of new cases and deaths, Africa and Western Pacific regions were lower than other regions with the number in Africa being slightly higher than that of Western Pacific from 23rd May and 30th May respectively. The results showed that Africa performs better when compared with the rest of the world in new cases and deaths rate as a result of COVID-19. There is need for equal representation of Africa populace in the genomic world data.

Keywords: COVID-19; Corona-Virus; African; Healthcare



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Citation: Oderinde GP., et al. “Covid-19: Africa Versus the World". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.1 (2021): 33-37.


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