COVID-19 pandemic in Burkina Faso
|COVID-19 pandemic in Burkina Faso|
|First outbreak||Wuhan, China|
|Arrival date||9 March 2020|
(7 months and 6 days)
|Confirmed cases||773 (as of 13 May)|
|Active cases||130 (as of 13 May)|
|Recovered||592 (as of 13 May)|
|51 (as of 13 May)|
On 9 March 2020, the first two cases in the country were reported in Burkina Faso.
On 13 March, the third case was also confirmed, is a person who has had direct contact with the first two cases.
On 14 March, 7 cases confirmed in the country. Five of the new confirmed cases have had direct contact with the first two cases. One is an English national currently working in a gold mine in the Burkina Faso and who went to vacation in Liverpool, returning on 10 March, with transits through Vancouver and Paris.
On 15 March, 8 new cases were confirmed according to a statement from the Ministry of Health, bringing the total number of cases to 15.
On 17 March, 20 total cases were confirmed.
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