93% Recoveries Recorded
Africa: Nigeria, Benin Record Fatalities
Nigeria has joined the list of countries where folks with SCD have succumbed to the coronavirus, according to the latest reports from the SECURE-SCD Registry. The Registry reports that as of September 4, 2020, 326 persons with sickle cell have been reported as having caught the Coronavirus worldwide. 16 fatalities have been recorded.
Although it is yet to surface on the registry’s statistics, an official report from Benin confirms that the country has recorded one COVID-19/SCD fatality. It was a 43 year-old Beninois. She spent several days in treatment in Cotonou before succumbing to the virus.
There are also unspecified report from Angola of at least one COVID-19/SCD fatality.
SCD Type: SS (68%), SC (21.85%), SBeta zero Thal (5.54%). Sbeta Thal (4.31%) of the total affected.
Age: The average age of those affected is 24.72 with a standard deviation of 14.91.
Sex: More females (53.37%) than males (45.40%) have been affected, with the overwhelming majority being African Americans
Presenting Symptoms: Symptoms SCD patients affected by the Coronavirus presented with include Pain (54.91%), and Pneumonia (27.91%), some presented with a combination of Pain and Pneumonia. Other less significant symptoms include kidney failure, splenic sequestration, pulmonary hypertension, arrythmias, aplastic crises and stroke.
Treatment: Sickle cell patients with the Coronavirus were treated with
- BLOOD TRANSFUSION
- INTENSIVE CARE
Ethnicity: Black/African Americans are by far the most affected. Whites, Asians, southern Europeans, Hispanics and others occupy just a tiny fraction of the affected population.
Countries Affected: Brazil, USA, Canada, Greece, Switzerland, Oman (Middle East), Nigeria, Benin.
Fatalities: 16 SCD patients affected with COVID-19 have died.