COVID-19 pandemic in Botswana

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COVID-19 pandemic in Botswana
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseGaborone
Arrival date30 March 2020
(2 years, 11 months and 3 days)
Confirmed cases17,365 (as of 15 January)[1]
Active cases3,961 (as of 29 January)
Recovered13,519 (as of 15 January)
134 (as of 29 January)

This article documents the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Botswana.

On 30 March, the first three cases in the country were confirmed.[2] On 25 March a 78-year-old woman who was suspected of having COVID-19 died in Ramotswa.[3] A few days after her death, the results came back positive making it the fourth case of COVID-19 in Botswana.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Botswana Coronavirus - Worldometer". Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  2. "Botswana registers first Covid-19 cases as three people test positive". 31 March 2020. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  3. "Mystery over Botswana's COVID-19 "Patient Zero" deepens". Sunday Standard. 11 May 2020. Retrieved 29 June 2020.