Here Are Two Reasons Why COVID-19 Seems To Be Spreading More Slowly In Africa
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Here Are Two Reasons Why COVID-19 Seems To Be Spreading More Slowly In Africa

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Kelsey Marie
Kelsey Marie May 26, 2020

As May comes to a close and we enter June, it’s hard to accept the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic is still not over. While cases aren’t spreading as rapidly as the months prior, the virus is still traveling through The U.S. and other parts of the world. 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 is spreading more slowly in Africa than anywhere else. The continent holds about 17% of the world’s population, yet only has less than 2% of all confirmed cases in the world. 

The Economist reports that cases in Africa have doubled about every two weeks in comparison to cases doubling about every three days in the U.S. 

So why is it that COVID-19 seems to be spreading more slowly in Africa? There are a couple of factors.