COVID-19 pandemic in Mauritania

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COVID-19 pandemic in Mauritania
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
Index caseNouakchott
Arrival date13 March 2020
(2 years, 5 months, 3 weeks and 6 days)
Confirmed cases6,418 (as of 4 August) [1]
Active cases1,052 (as of 4 August)
Recovered5,209 (as of 4 August)
157 (as of 4 August)
Government website

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

Cases[change | change source]

On 13 March, the first case was confirmed, with the case being placed in isolation.[2]

On 18 March, the Mauritanian Minister of Health announced the discovery of a second positive coronavirus case on a foreign female employee, working at a house of a couple of expatriates, the woman arrived 10 days prior the discovery.[3]

A third coronavirus case was declared on March 26 for a 74-year-old man, a Mauritanian citizen who had arrived in Mauritania on March 15 from France via Air France.[4]

The country recorded its first death on 30 March 2020.[5]

On 18 April, the last remaining active case recovered. On that date, there had been 7 confirmed cases in the country, 6 of whom had recovered, and one died making Mauritania temporarily one of few affected countries in the world to become free of COVID-19.[6]

On 29 April, a Senegalese citizen tested positive. The case is a 68-year women living in the state of Nouakchott.[7]

As of 4 August, there have been 6,418 confirmed cases in Mauritania. 5,209 of these have since recovered and 157 people have died.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Coronavirus Update (Live)". Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  2. "Mauritania confirms first coronavirus case". Channel News Asia. 14 March 2020. Archived from the original on 14 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  3. Médoune, SAMB (2020-03-18). "Coronavirus: Second case discovered in Mauritania". Panafrican News Agency. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  4. "تسجيل إصابة جديدة فيروس كورونا بموريتانيا". 26 March 2020.
  5. "موريتانيا تعلن عن أول حالة وفاة بسبب "كورونا"". الأخبار: أول وكالة أنباء موريتانية مستقلة (in Arabic). 2020-03-30. Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  6. "La Mauritanie ne compte plus de cas positifs suivis (Ministère de la Santé)". Archived from the original on 2020-04-22. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  7. "Update 29 April 2020". Ministry of Health via Facebook (in Arabic).
  8. "36 إصابة و35 حالة شفاء من كورونا بموريتانيا". 4 August 2020. Retrieved 5 August 2020.