Although Africa is yet to reach its peak, many countries are not seeing the exponential growth in case numbers, or in mortality rates as seen in other regions of the world.
In China, Europe and America for example more than 80% of Covid-19 related deaths are among the 65 years and above age group.
Similar trends are observed in Africa with age accounting for most deaths in the 55 years and above age bracket.
Interestingly, countries that have higher proportions of adults over 65 years in Africa such as Tunisia (8%), Morocco (7.1%); Algeria (6.2%), South Africa (6%) and Egypt (5%) - account for up to two thirds of all Covid related deaths.
The question remains, whether the combined treatments for all these diseases are contributing to the high recovery rates and relatively low Covid deaths in Africa.