COVID-19 in Sudan

J Infect Dev Ctries. 2021 Mar 7;15(2):204-208. doi: 10.3855/jidc.14520.


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.

Keywords: COVID-19; Preventive measures; Sudan; cases; deaths.

MeSH terms

  • Africa / epidemiology
  • COVID-19 / epidemiology*
  • COVID-19 / mortality
  • COVID-19 / prevention & control
  • COVID-19 / transmission*
  • Communicable Disease Control / methods*
  • Communicable Disease Control / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Mass Media
  • Mortality
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Sudan / epidemiology