COVID-19 pandemic in Ivory Coast

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COVID-19 pandemic in Ivory Coast
COVID-19 Pandémie coronavirus en Côte d'Ivoire par District.svg
Number of cases by District.      ≥ 10 000     1 000 to 9 999     500 to 999     100 to 499     10 to 99     1 to 9     0
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationIvory Coast
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseAbidjan
Arrival date11 March 2020
(4 months, 1 week and 4 days)
Confirmed cases1,912 (as of 13 May)[1]
Active cases986 (as of 13 May)
Recovered902 (as of 13 May)
Deaths
24 (as of 13 May)

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

On 11 March, Ivory Coast recorded its first case of COVID-19. It was an Ivory Coast national who had recently been to Italy.[2]

On 16 March, the government announced that the total number of confirmed cases had risen to six, and that the patient identified on 11 March had made a recovery.[3] Ivory Coast has also suspended flights for countries that have more than 100 cases for 15 days, only allowing citizens and residents, and closed all schools for an initial 30 days.[4]

On 20 March, the government announced five more confirmed cases, bringing the total number to 14.[5] The same day the government decided to close all borders from midnight on 22 March until further notice.[6]

On 27 March, 5 new cases were confirmed bringing the total over the 100 benchmark with a total of 101 cases along with 2 patients recovering thus bringing the total of recovered to 3.[7]

A 58-year-old female patient with diabetes, in a coma since 25 March, became the first fatality.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ministère de la Santé et de l'Hygiène Publique". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  2. "Ivory Coast confirms first case of coronavirus". Daily Sabah. 11 March 2020. Retrieved March 11, 2020.
  3. "Coronavirus : le bilan passe à 6 confirmés en Côte d'Ivoire". Atoo.ci (in French). 2020-03-16. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  4. "West Africa clamps down on borders as coronavirus cases rise". outlookindia.com. 2020-03-17. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  5. "Coronavirus : la Côte d'Ivoire compte 14 cas confirmés dont un guéri, à la date du 20 mars 2020". www.gouv.ci (in French). 2020-03-21. Retrieved 2020-03-22.
  6. "Coronavirus : les frontières terrestres, maritimes et aériennes ivoiriennes fermées à tout traffic de personnes, à compter du 22 mars 2020, à minuit". www.gouv.ci (in French). 2020-03-21. Retrieved 2020-03-22.
  7. "Covid-19: la Côte d'Ivoire franchit la barre de 100 cas avec 5 nouveaux cas portant le nombre d'infectés à 101 dont 3 guéris (Ministre de la Santé)". news.abidjan.net/ (in French). 27 March 2020. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  8. "Coronavirus : En Côte d'Ivoire, plusieurs décès occasionnés par les maladies chroniques". RTI.ci (in French). 23 April 2020. Retrieved 2020-04-23.