COVID-19 pandemic in Belarus

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COVID-19 pandemic in Belarus
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Number of confirmed cases by region (as of 20 April):

     >2000 confirmed cases      1000–1999 confirmed cases      500–999 confirmed cases      200–499 confirmed cases

     1–199 confirmed cases
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationBelarus
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseMinsk
Arrival date28 February 2020
(4 months and 24 days)
Confirmed cases26,772
Recovered8,168
Deaths
151

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Belarus, when the first case of COVID-19 in the country was registered in Minsk on 28 February 2020.[1]

On 28 February, Belarus confirmed its first case. A student from Iran tested positive on 27 February and was admitted to a hospital in Minsk.[2][1] The individual arrived in Belarus via a flight from Baku, Azerbaijan, on 22 February.[2][3]

On 21 March, a total of 76 confirmed cases have been reported.[4] Two days later, 81 confirmed cases have been reported, including 22 recoveries. According to the official data, more than 21,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Belarus since 23 January.[5][6]

On 31 March, the first death was reported in Belarus.[7][8][9]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Belarus announces first case of coronavirus: TASS". Reuters. 2020-02-28. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "У Беларусі зарэгістраваны завазны выпадак каронавіруса". minzdrav.gov.by (in Russian). Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  3. "Four Lawmakers In Iran Test Positive As Coronavirus Forces Cancellation Of Friday Prayers". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  4. "В Беларуси уже 76 случаев коронавируса". Onliner.by (in Russian). 21 March 2020. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  5. "В Беларуси уже 81 случай коронавируса". Onliner.by (in Russian). 23 March 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  6. "В Беларуси зафиксирован 81 случай заражения коронавирусом, 22 человека уже выздоровели". tut.by (in Russian). 23 March 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  7. "В Витебске умер больной с подтвержденным коронавирусом". tut.by (in Russian). 31 March 2020. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  8. "В Беларуси умер первый человек с коронавирусом. Официального подтверждения пока нет". Onliner.by (in Russian). 31 March 2020. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  9. ""У него было хроническое заболевание легких". Коллеги умершего от коронавируса заслуженного артиста рассказывают о нем". Onliner.by (in Russian). 31 March 2020. Retrieved 31 March 2020.