2020 coronavirus pandemic in the Central African Republic

COVID-19 pandemic in the Central African Republic
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationCentral African Republic
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseBangui
Arrival date14 March 2020
(2 months and 2 weeks)
Confirmed cases702 (as of 27 May)[1]
Active cases678 (as of 27 May)
Recovered23 (as of 27 May)
Deaths
1 (as of 27 May)

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

Background[]

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[]

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[]

References[]

  1. ^ "Ministère de la Santé et de la Population - RCA (@MSPCentrafrique) - Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 27 May 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. ^ a b "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. ^ https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/central-african-republic-confirms-first-covid-19-death/1852082