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Introduction. In Mali, information related to COVID-19 is regularly shared by the coordination board against COVID-19 through daily official press releases and situation reports. The goal of this study was to analyze data related to the tested samples; and the confirmed, contacts, recovered and dead cases in order to take lessons for the future. Population and methods. Data from the first 100 days after the detection of the first cases in Mali were collected and recorded on an Excel file before they got analyzed using SPSS 25.0 software. Analyses were descriptive and correlational. Results. We included 14938 tested samples, 2260 confirmed cases, 12864 contact cases, 1502 recovered cases and 117 deaths were reported during the first 100 days of the epidemic. There was a positive correlation between the number of confirmed cases; and the number of tested samples, the number of recovered cases and the number of deaths. These results suggest that the number of confirmed cases increase with the number of tested samples. Conclusion. These results call for more testing and encourage the identification, location and follow-up of COVID-19 cases. They can also be used to support the improvement of data quality and the response to COVID-19. As a result, they can contribute to improve population health.

Introduction. Au Mali, l'information relative au COVID-19 est régulièrement partagée par le conseil de coordination contre le COVID-19 à travers des communiqués de presse officiels quotidiens et des rapports de situation. L'objectif de cette étude était d'analyser les données relatives aux échantillons testés, aux cas confirmés, aux contacts, aux cas retrouvés et aux cas décédés afin de tirer des leçons pour l'avenir. Population et Méthodes. Pour atteindre cet objectif, les données des 100 premiers jours après la détection des premiers cas au Mali ont été collectées et enregistrées sur un fichier Excel avant d'être analysées avec le logiciel SPSS 25.0. Les analyses ont été descriptives et corrélationnelles. Résultats. Nous avons inclus 14938 échantillons testés, 2260 cas confirmés, 12864 cas contacts, 1502 cas guéris et 117 décès ont été rapportés durant les 100 premiers jours de l'épidémie. Les résultats montrent également qu'il existe une corrélation positive entre le nombre de cas confirmés, le nombre d'échantillons testés, le nombre de cas guéris et le nombre de décès. Ces résultats suggèrent que le nombre de cas confirmés augmente avec le nombre d'échantillons testés. Conclusion. Ces résultats appelleraient à davantage de tests et encourageraient l'identification, la localisation et le suivi des cas de COVID-19. Ils pourraient également être utilisés pour soutenir l'amélioration de la qualité des données et de la réponse au COVID-19. Par conséquent, ils pourraient contribuer à améliorer la santé de la population.


COVID-19 Mali Situation report health information data pandemic epidemic coronavirus SARS-Cov 2 Coronavirus COVID-19 SRAS-Cov 2 Mali Communiqué de presse Rapport de situation Information sanitaire Données Pandémie Epidémie

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Birama Apho Ly, Faculty of Pharmacy; University of Sciences, Techniques and Technology of Bamako, Bamako, Mali

Centre d’Analyse et de Recherche de l’Espace Sahélo-saharien Modibo Goita, École de Maintien de la Paix Alioune Blondin Beye, Bamako, Mali

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Birama Apho Ly, Mohamed Ali Ag Ahmed, Tamba Mina Millimouno, Yacouba Cissoko, Christophe Laba Faye, Fatoumata Bintou Traoré, Niélé Hawa Diarra, Mohamed Toure, Nouhoum Telly, Hamadoun Sangho, & Seydou Doumbia. (2022). Information about COVID-19: Lessons Learned from Mali . HEALTH SCIENCES AND DISEASE, 23(11).


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