COVID-19 pandemic in Cameroon

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COVID-19 pandemic in Cameroon
COVID-19 Outbreak Cases in Cameroon.svg
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationCameroon
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseYaoundé
Arrival date6 March 2020
(1 year, 3 months, 1 week and 2 days)
Confirmed cases2,800 (as of 13 May)[1]
Active cases1,121 (as of 13 May)
Recovered1,543 (as of 13 May)[2]
Deaths
136 (as of 13 May)[3]
Territories
Bafoussam, Douala & Yaounde

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Cameroon in March 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Cameroon, Central Africa on 6 March with its first confirmed case.[4] The infected person is a French national who arrived in the capital Yaoundé 24 February.[5][6][7]

The Minister of Public Health, Dr. Malachie Manaouda, revealed on 23 March that among the 16 cases tested positive that morning, 9 were from Douala, 6 in Yaoundé, and one in Bafoussam.[8]

The total number of COVID-19 cases keep climbing up in the country. On 30 March, the Minister of Public Health announced that Cameroon had 142 active cases with 6 deaths.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Worldometer-Cameroon". Worldometer. 2020-05-13. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  2. "Worldometer-Cameroon". Worldometer. 2020-05-13. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  3. "Worldometer-Cameroon". Worldometer. 2020-05-08. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  4. Kouagheu, Josiane (6 March 2020). "Cameroon confirms first case of coronavirus". Reuters. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  5. Lukong, Pius; Woussou, Kossi (6 March 2020). "Cameroon, Togo Report First Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus". Bloomberg. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  6. "Cameroon confirms first case of coronavirus". National Post. Reuters. 6 March 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  7. "Cameroon Confirms First Case of Coronavirus". The New York Times. Reuters. 6 March 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  8. "Cameroon: Coronavirus cases rise to 56". Journal du Cameroun.com. 23 March 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  9. "Cameroon's Coronavirus cases move up to 142". Journal du Cameroun.com. 30 March 2020. Retrieved 31 March 2020.