Epidemiology of Coronavirus, Impact and Sustainability Across Continents: A Report

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Margaret Oluwatoyin Japhet
Adebola Ayomude Owolabi
Temiloluwa Ifeoluwa Omotade
Kayode Gabriel Adeyemi


The Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) was caused by SARS-CoV-2, a highly pathogenic, novel zoonotic βcoronavirus. The infection was reported less than a decade after the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in 2012, which was reported precisely a decade after SARS-CoV-1 infection, discovered in 2002; the three viruses being zoonotic β-CoVs, leading to severe and potentially fatal respiratory tract infections. COVID-19 started locally in Wuhan but has spread globally to 231 countries within the six habitable continents of the world as of September 22, 2023, affecting health, socio-lifestyle, and economy, leading to changes to accommodate sustainability. A total of 695, 684,448 cases have been recorded with 6,919,216 deaths and 667,700,972 recoveries as of September 2023. This is a global review across the continents of the world, highlighting the epidemiology and impact of the virus as well as human sustainability despite the pandemic.

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Japhet, M. O., Owolabi, A. A., Omotade, T. I., & Adeyemi, K. G. (2023). Epidemiology of Coronavirus, Impact and Sustainability Across Continents:: A Report. ABUAD International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 3(2), 94-106. https://doi.org/10.53982/aijnas.2023.0302.13-j


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