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2021 Feb 05

J Med Virol

Clinical characteristics of 4499 COVID-19 patients in Africa: A meta-analysis.


Olumade T J, Uzairue L I
J Med Virol. 2021 Feb 05.
PMID: 33543800.


The novel coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that started in December 2019 has affected over 95 million people and killed over 2 million people as of January 19, 2021. While more studies are published to help us understand the virus, there is a dearth of studies on the clinical characteristics and associated outcomes of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on the African continent.