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CAMEROON: COVID-19 Emergency Situation Report No. 16, April 2021

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The number of people infected with COVID-19 increased from 56,596 cumulative cases, including 779 deaths in March 2021 to 74,733, including 1,144 deaths in April 2021. With a case fatality rate of 1.5 per cent, Cameroun is the 12th African country in relation to the number of infections.
  • Cameroon launched the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 on 12 April 2021. The event followed the reception of 200,000 doses of the SINOPHARM vaccine offered by the Chinese Government. Health personnel are among priority groups to receive the vaccine.
  • On 17 April, Cameroon received 391,200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines through the COVAX facility.
  • On 22 April 2021, the United Nations Resident Coordinator ad interim, Mrs. Siti Batoul Oussein, organized an online Town Hall meeting on COVID-19 vaccination with UN staff. The objective was to reduce the reluctance and encourage the personnel to go for the vaccination.
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Original Publication Date: 
21 May 2021
Document type: 
Situation Report
Location(s): 
Cameroon
Theme(s): 
COVID-19
Coordination hub(s): 
Bamenda Coordination Hub
Buea Coordination Hub
Bureau Régional pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre
Maroua Coordination (Kousséri)
Maroua Coordination Hub
Yaoundé Coordination Hub
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Cameroon: North West and South West Crisis 2016-2021
Cameroon: Far-North Crisis 2014-2021