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COVID-19 pandemic in Senegal

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COVID-19 pandemic in Senegal
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakFrance
Index caseDakar
Arrival date2 March 2020
(4 years, 2 months, 2 weeks and 4 days)
Confirmed cases2,105 (as of 14 May)[1] [2]
Active cases1,302 (as of 14 May)
Recovered782 (as of 14 May)
21 (as of 14 May)

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Senegal on March 2, 2020.

On 2 March 2020, a 54-year-old man from France was the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Senegal,[3] living in the Almadies Arrondissement of Dakar, having been tested positive at the Pasteur Institute in Dakar.

The second confirmed case of COVID-19 was a French expat who came to Dakar from France. They were said to be in a "comfortable" condition.[4]

On 12 March 2020, five more cases were announced in Senegal, which were family members of a confirmed case of the Senegalese national returning from Italy.[5]

On 23 March, Senegal declared a state of emergency.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2020-05-17. Retrieved 2020-05-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)". 14 May 2020.
  3. "Coronavirus : Le Sénégal enregistre son premier cas". Le Quotidien (in French). 2 March 2020. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  4. "Second case of coronavirus in Senegal as African sports shelved". RFI. 5 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  5. "Senegal announces 5 new coronavirus cases". News24. 12 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  6. "Ivory Coast, Senegal declare emergencies, impose curfews in coronavirus response". Reuters. 23 March 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2020.