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Impact of lockdown on COVID-19 prevalence and mortality during 2020 pandemic: observational analysis of 27 countries.
Eur J Med Res. 2020 Nov 10; 25(1):56.EJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

This study aimed to assess the impact of 15 days before, 15 days during, and 15 days after the lockdown on the trends in the prevalence and mortality in 27 countries during COVID-19 pandemic.

METHODS

Twenty-seven countries were randomly selected from the different continents. The information on the trends in the prevalence and mortality due to COVID-19 pandemic in 27 countries was obtained from World Health Organization and lockdown data were obtained from concerned countries and their ministries. The impact of lockdown for 15 days before, 15 days during, and 15 days after the lockdown on the prevalence and mortality due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 27 countries was analyzed.

RESULTS

The findings showed that 15 days after the lockdown there was a trend toward a decline, but no significant decline in the mean prevalence and mean mortality rate due to the COVID-19 pandemic compared to 15 days before, and 15 days during the lockdown in 27 countries. The mean growth factor for number of cases was 1.18 and for mortality rate was 1.16.

CONCLUSIONS

The findings indicate that 15 days after the lockdown, daily cases of COVID-19 and the growth factor of the disease showed a declined trend, but there was no significant decline in the prevalence and mortality.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 2925, Riyadh, 11461, Saudi Arabia. sultanmeo@hotmail.com.Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 2925, Riyadh, 11461, Saudi Arabia.Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 2925, Riyadh, 11461, Saudi Arabia.Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 2925, Riyadh, 11461, Saudi Arabia.Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 2925, Riyadh, 11461, Saudi Arabia.Diabetes Research Institute, Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, San Mateo, California, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Observational Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

33168104

Citation

Meo, Sultan Ayoub, et al. "Impact of Lockdown On COVID-19 Prevalence and Mortality During 2020 Pandemic: Observational Analysis of 27 Countries." European Journal of Medical Research, vol. 25, no. 1, 2020, p. 56.
Meo SA, Abukhalaf AA, Alomar AA, et al. Impact of lockdown on COVID-19 prevalence and mortality during 2020 pandemic: observational analysis of 27 countries. Eur J Med Res. 2020;25(1):56.
Meo, S. A., Abukhalaf, A. A., Alomar, A. A., AlMutairi, F. J., Usmani, A. M., & Klonoff, D. C. (2020). Impact of lockdown on COVID-19 prevalence and mortality during 2020 pandemic: observational analysis of 27 countries. European Journal of Medical Research, 25(1), 56. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40001-020-00456-9
Meo SA, et al. Impact of Lockdown On COVID-19 Prevalence and Mortality During 2020 Pandemic: Observational Analysis of 27 Countries. Eur J Med Res. 2020 Nov 10;25(1):56. PubMed PMID: 33168104.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Impact of lockdown on COVID-19 prevalence and mortality during 2020 pandemic: observational analysis of 27 countries. AU - Meo,Sultan Ayoub, AU - Abukhalaf,Abdulelah Adnan, AU - Alomar,Ali Abdullah, AU - AlMutairi,Faris Jamal, AU - Usmani,Adnan Mahmood, AU - Klonoff,David C, Y1 - 2020/11/10/ PY - 2020/07/03/received PY - 2020/10/27/accepted PY - 2020/11/10/entrez PY - 2020/11/11/pubmed PY - 2020/11/24/medline KW - COVID 19 KW - Epidemiological trends KW - Lockdown KW - Mortality KW - Prevalence KW - Quarantine SP - 56 EP - 56 JF - European journal of medical research JO - Eur J Med Res VL - 25 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the impact of 15 days before, 15 days during, and 15 days after the lockdown on the trends in the prevalence and mortality in 27 countries during COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS: Twenty-seven countries were randomly selected from the different continents. The information on the trends in the prevalence and mortality due to COVID-19 pandemic in 27 countries was obtained from World Health Organization and lockdown data were obtained from concerned countries and their ministries. The impact of lockdown for 15 days before, 15 days during, and 15 days after the lockdown on the prevalence and mortality due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 27 countries was analyzed. RESULTS: The findings showed that 15 days after the lockdown there was a trend toward a decline, but no significant decline in the mean prevalence and mean mortality rate due to the COVID-19 pandemic compared to 15 days before, and 15 days during the lockdown in 27 countries. The mean growth factor for number of cases was 1.18 and for mortality rate was 1.16. CONCLUSIONS: The findings indicate that 15 days after the lockdown, daily cases of COVID-19 and the growth factor of the disease showed a declined trend, but there was no significant decline in the prevalence and mortality. SN - 2047-783X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/33168104/Impact_of_lockdown_on_COVID_19_prevalence_and_mortality_during_2020_pandemic:_observational_analysis_of_27_countries_ L2 - https://eurjmedres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40001-020-00456-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -