COVID-19 pandemic in Moldova

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COVID-19 pandemic in Moldova
Republic of Moldova Map of the regions affected by COVID-19.svg
Map of cases of COVID-19 in Moldova
(31 October 2020)
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationRepublic of Moldova
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseChișinău
Arrival date7 March 2020
(3 years, 2 weeks and 3 days)
Confirmed cases119,204[1][2]
Suspected cases221[2]
Fatality rate2.06%
Government website
National Agency for Public Health
Suspected cases have not been confirmed by laboratory tests as being due to this strain, although some other strains may have been ruled out.

The COVID-19 pandemic in Moldova is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

Arrival[change | change source]

The virus was confirmed to have reached the Republic of Moldova on 7 March 2020, when a Moldovan woman that returned from Italy was tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Reaction[change | change source]

As the number of infected people started to rise during the next days, on 17 March 2020 the Parliament declared the state of emergency for the entire territory of the Republic of Moldova for a period of 60 days.

On 18 March 2020 the first death caused by COVID-19 was registered.

On 15 May 2020, in the last day of the state of emergency declared by the Parliament on 17 March 2020, the Extraordinary National Commission of Public Health declared the state of emergency in public health for the entire territory of the Republic of Moldova for the period of 16 May to 30 June 2020.

As of 8 December 2020, a total of 119,204 confirmed cases, 102,565 recoveries, and 2,460 deaths have been reported in the country.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Press releases of the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Social Protection of the Republic of Moldova". Archived from the original on 2020-04-23. Retrieved 2020-12-08.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "COVID-19 în Republica Moldova: situaţia la zi".