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COVID-19 pandemic in the Central African Republic
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationCentral African Republic
First caseBangui
Arrival date14 March 2020
(11 months, 2 weeks and 4 days)
OriginWuhan, China
Confirmed cases3,244 (as of 25 June)[1]
Active cases2,597 (as of 25 June)
Recovered607 (as of 25 June)
Deaths
40 (as of 25 June)

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the Central African Republic in March 2020.

Background[edit source | edit]

On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.[2][3]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[4][5] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[6][4]

There are only three ventilators in the entire country.[7]

Timeline[edit source | edit]

The country's first case was announced on 14 March, with the patient being identified as a 74-year-old Italian man who returned to the Central African Republic from Milan, Italy.[8]

On 23 May 2020, the first death in the country occurred.[9]

See also[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. "Central African Republic Coronavirus - Worldometer". www.worldometers.info. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  2. Elsevier. "Novel Coronavirus Information Center". Elsevier Connect. Archived from the original on 30 January 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  3. Reynolds, Matt (4 March 2020). "What is coronavirus and how close is it to becoming a pandemic?". Wired UK. ISSN 1357-0978. Archived from the original on 5 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Crunching the numbers for coronavirus". Imperial News. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  5. "High consequence infectious diseases (HCID); Guidance and information about high consequence infectious diseases and their management in England". GOV.UK. Archived from the original on 3 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  6. "World Federation Of Societies of Anaesthesiologists – Coronavirus". www.wfsahq.org. Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  7. WJAR, KELLY O'NEILL (12 April 2020). "Massachusetts church celebrates Easter with drive-in service". WLUK.
  8. "Central African Republic confirms first coronavirus case -WHO". Reuters. 15 March 2020. Archived from the original on 15 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  9. "Central African Republic confirms first COVID-19 death". www.aa.com.tr. Retrieved 3 June 2020.


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