COVID-19 pandemic in Burkina Faso

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COVID-19 pandemic in Burkina Faso
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationBurkina Faso
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseOuagadougou
Arrival date9 March 2020
(2 years, 10 months, 2 weeks and 3 days)
Confirmed cases773 (as of 13 May)[1]
Active cases130 (as of 13 May)
Recovered592 (as of 13 May)
51 (as of 13 May)

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Burkina Faso on 9 March 2020.

The death of Rose Marie Compaoré, a member of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso, on 18 March marked the first recorded COVID-19 fatality in Sub-Saharan Africa.[2][3]

On 9 March 2020, the first two cases in the country were reported in Burkina Faso.[4]

On 13 March, the third case was also confirmed, is a person who has had direct contact with the first two cases.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

On 17 March, 20 total cases were confirmed.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ministère de la Santé - Burkina Faso". Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  2. Asiedu, Kwasi Gyamfi (2020-03-22). "Four government ministers have contracted coronavirus in Burkina Faso and it's spreading rapidly". Quartz Africa. Archived from the original on 2020-04-01. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  3. "Burkina Faso reports Sub-Saharan Africa's first coronavirus death as WHO warns 'prepare for worst'". France 24. 2020-03-19. Archived from the original on 2020-03-30. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  4. "Burkina Faso Confirms First Cases of Coronavirus". 9 March 2020. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  5. "Coronavirus: un troisième cas confirmé au Burkina Faso". VOA (in French). Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  6. B24, Rédaction (14 March 2020). "Coronavirus (COVID-19) : 7 cas confirmés au Burkina". L'Actualité du Burkina Faso 24h/24 (in French). Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  7. "Coronavirus au Burkina : Le compteur passe à 15 cas confirmés -, l'actualité au Burkina Faso". (in French). Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  8. Maclean, Ruth (2020-03-17). "Africa Braces for Coronavirus, but Slowly". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-03-18.