UNICEF Togo COVID-19 Situation Report No. 11 for the period 16 September to 14 December 2020

Situation Report
Originally published


Situation Overview and Humanitarian Needs

As of December 14, 2020, 3,266 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the country, or 1,658 more cases since the last report dated September 15, 2020. The number of cases cured stands at 2,789, or a proportion of 85% among confirmed cases, while the number of deaths reached 66, a case fatality rate of 2.02%, slightly down from September (2.5%). There are 24 pregnant women (all cured), 169 health professionals (including 49 doctors, 53 nurses, 36 health technicians, 9 midwives, 9 midwives, 8 nursing aides and 5 pharmacists) among the cases confirmed since the beginning of the pandemic. The number of contact cases investigated is 22,053, of which 99% were placed in self-isolation and followed up by the services of the Ministry of Health. The median age of confirmed cases is 35 years old, and people in the 25-34 and 35-44 age groups remain the most affected by the virus. 64 children aged 0 to 4 have been infected (35 girls and 29 boys) and 179 children aged 5 to 14 (97 boys and 81 girls) since the start of the pandemic. There have been 4 deaths in these two age groups since the start of the epidemic (3 boys and 1 girl). A total of 161,413 tests were carried out, i.e. 20.9 tests per 1,000 inhabitants, a strong increase compared to September (14.7 per 1,000)