Somalia: COVID-19 Impact Update No. 15 (December 2020)

Situation Report
Originally published


This report on the Country Preparedness & Response Plan (CPRP) for COVID-19 in Somalia is produced monthly by OCHA and the Integrated Office in collaboration with partners. It contains updates on the response to the humanitarian and socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in November. The report for January will be issued in early February.


• The cumulative positivity rate since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in Somalia has declined gradually to 7 per cent while the cumulative case fatality rate stands at 2.6 per cent. Nearly 4,580 cases have been confirmed.

• During the reporting period, confirmed cases increased in Somaliland and Puntland. WHO continues to support four biosafety level 2 PCR testing laboratories located in Mogadishu, Hargeysa and Garowe.

• Some 51 out of Somalia’s 118 districts (43 per cent) are considered priority districts, and were visited by community surveillance teams in November 2020 for active case searching, contact tracing and awareness raising.

• Responses to COVID-19 continue to be scaled up; community rapid response teams reached 2,0433,57 individuals in 9,840 settlements with COVID-19 preventative messages in November, including 43,225 in IDP settlements

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