COVID-19 pandemic in Eswatini

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COVID-19 pandemic in Eswatini
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
Arrival date14 March 2020
(2 years, 8 months and 5 days)
Confirmed cases2,404 (as of 28 July)[1]
Active cases1,252 (as of 28 July)
Recovered1,025 (as of 28 July)
39 (as of 28 July)

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

On 14 March, the country's first case of COVID-19 was confirmed. A 33-year-old woman, who returned from the United States at the end of February and then traveled to Lesotho before returning home to Eswatini, is currently in isolation.[2] Two suspected cases were identified by 11 March 2020, the first a woman returning from Denmark (or possibly Germany[3]), and the other a woman who had hosted visitors from Germany.[4]

On 24 March 2020, the ministry of health announced a fifth confirmed case. A 52-year-old male who had traveled to the United States earlier in the same month had tested positive.[5]

On 16 April 2020, the country recorded its first COVID-19-related death, a 59-year-old man with diabetes.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Eswatini". Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  2. "Eswatini in Southern Africa reports first coronavirus case". The Jerusalem Post. Reuters. 14 March 2020. Archived from the original on 14 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  3. "eSwatini quarantines two suspected Covid-19 cases". 11 March 2020. Archived from the original on 26 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  4. "Two suspected cases of the Coronavirus registered in eSwatini". Mpumalanga News. 12 March 2020. Archived from the original on 21 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  5. "5th Case of Coronavirus in eSwatini". Swazi Observer. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  6. "Eswatini records its first Covid-19 death". News24. 2020-04-16. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2020-04-16.