COVID-19 in Ethiopia: a geospatial analysis of vulnerability to infection, case severity and death.
Kefyalew Addis Alene, Yalemzewod Assefa Gelaw, Dagnachew Muluye Fetene, Digsu N Koye, Yohannes Adama Melaku, Hailay Gesesew, Mulugeta Molla Birhanu, Akilew Awoke Adane, Muluken Dessalegn Muluneh, Berihun Assefa Dachew, Solomon Abrha, Atsede Aregay, Asnakew Achaw Ayele, Woldesellassie M Bezabhe, Kidane Tadesse Gebremariam, Tesfaye Gebremedhin, Amanuel Tesfay Gebremedhin, Lemlem Gebremichael, Ayele Bali Geleto, Habtamu Tilahun Kassahun Show all
BMJ Open | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: COVID-19 has caused a global public health crisis affecting most countries, including Ethiopia, in various ways. This study maps the vulnerability to infection, case severity and likelihood of death from COVID-19 in Ethiopia. METHODS: Thirty-eight potential indicators of vulnerability to COVID-19 infection, case severity and likelihood of death, identified based on a literature review and the availability of nationally representative data at a low geographic scale, were assembled from multiple sources for geospatial analysis. Geospatial analysis techniques were applied to produce maps showing the vulnerability to infection, case severity and likelihood of death in Ethiopia at a s..View full abstract