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    WEEKLY BULLETIN ON OUTBREAKS
    AND OTHER EMERGENCIES
    Week 33: 10 - 16 August 2020
    Data as reported by: 17:00; 16 August 2020

    ...
    Coronavirus disease 2019
    Cameroon


    18 582 Cases
    403 Deaths
    2.2% CFR


    EVENT DESCRIPTION

    Cameroon is the seventh most affected country in the WHO African
    Region and, as of 16 August 2020, has a total of 18 582 cases, with 403
    deaths (case fatality ratio 2.2%). A total of 141 (74%) of Cameroon’s
    190 districts has been affected. Centre (9 528 cases) and Littoral (4 084
    cases) districts have been the most affected, with West (1 081 cases)
    and East (1 034 cases) following. The greatest number of deaths (106)
    have been reported from Centre District, followed by Littoral (98), West
    (60) and East (26). There has been a total of 16 537 (89.5%) recoveries.
    A total of 780 healthcare workers have been affected across the country,
    with the highest number of cases seen in Littoral (215), followed by
    West (134) and North-West (107) districts. Out of the affected healthcare
    workers, 20 (2.6%) have died.

    Among the 12 267 cases where age and sex were known, the age group
    30 to 39 were most affected, with 1 998 males and 1 448 females.
    In the 224 reported deaths where age and sex are known, more men than
    women have died of COVID-19, with the male to female ratio at 1.4, with
    most deaths taking place in those aged 60 to 69 (49 male and 23 female
    deaths) and in those aged 70 to 79 (30 males and 25 females).

    PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIONS

    Coordination activities continue, with an evaluation workshop
    on the mobile screening strategy taking place on 6 August 2020,
    continued training on the Open Logistics Management Information
    System, and a meeting with the mayors of Yaoundé to review
    screening and community engagement strategy.

    A training workshop was held for 49 health district personnel
    in Centre Region on filling the COVID-19 patient registers in
    hospital and home follow-up; a workshop was launched in
    KyeOssi on improving data quality, line lists and data mapping for 18
    participants from the 10 health districts in South Region.

    A joint WHO/Regional Public Health Delegation workshop targeted
    25 media personnel in Adamaou on risk communication, disease
    knowledge, compliance with barrier measures and safe and
    dignified burials; further collaboration targeted 55 traditional
    healers on COVID-19 prevention and risk communication and
    community engagement.

    A total of 164 new contacts were reported on 12 August 2020, with
    1 273 active on this date, of whom 941 (73.9%) were followed, with
    332 lost to follow-up.

    Point of Entry screening continues at the Yaoundé International
    Airport and land entry points at Groua Boulaï and Nkentzou.
    Infection prevention and control (IPC) and water, sanitation and
    hygiene (WASH) activities continue, with 77 health workers trained
    in IPC/WASH in health districts, as well as IPC assessment of health
    facilities and hospital staff briefings.

    There are 15 laboratories operational in nine health districts, with
    only South Region without a functional PCR laboratory; all regions
    now have rapid testing available.
    A total of 63 488 PCR tests have been analysed across the country,
    a rate of 2.4 tests per 1 000 people.

    SITUATION INTERPRETATION

    Cameroon is the seventh most affected country in the WHO African
    Region and has seen cases rise rapidly since the initial imported cases in
    late February/early March 2020. Community transmission is now clearly
    established, with most districts of the country affected, although most
    infections and deaths are reported from urban centres. Cameroon is one
    of the countries in the Region regarded as ‘stable’ using the country
    progress scoring system, although the attack rate is high at 70.4 per
    100 000 population and the number of healthcare workers affected is
    concerning, indicating poor infection control measures. These two
    factors suggest that there is no room for complacency and authorities
    in Cameroon need to ensure that testing capacity is improved, and that
    non-pharmaceutical measures are strongly encouraged among the
    population to keep transmission as low as possible. Risk communication
    and community engagement strategies are essential to ensure that the
    population remain aware of the risks associated with the disease.

    https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/...1016082020.pdf
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    • #92
      18,599 cases; 406 deaths: https://covid19.who.int/region/afro/country/cm

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      • #93
        18,624 cases; 406 deaths: https://covid19.who.int/region/afro/country/cm

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        • #94
          18,762 cases; 408 deaths: https://covid19.who.int/region/afro/country/cm

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          • #95
            18,973 cases; 410 deaths: https://covid19.who.int/region/afro/country/cm

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            • #96
              19,848 cases; 415 deaths: https://covid19.who.int/region/afro/country/cm

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              • #97
                20,009 cases; 415 deaths: https://covid19.who.int/region/afro/country/cm

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