COVID-19 pandemic in Seychelles

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COVID-19 pandemic in Seychelles
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, China[1]
Index casePerseverance Island[2]
Arrival date11 March 2020
(2 years, 5 months and 2 days)
Confirmed cases16,679 (as of 11 July)[3]
Active cases1,064
Fatality rate0.48%
Government website

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

The first two cases of COVID-19 were reported in Seychelles on 14 March 2020. The two cases were people who were in contact with someone in Italy who tested positive.[4]

On 15 March, a third case arriving from the Netherlands was confirmed.[5]

On 16 March, there are four confirmed cases. The new case also arriving from the Netherlands.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sheikh, Knvul; Rabin, Roni Caryn (March 10, 2020). "The Coronavirus: What Scientists Have Learned So Far". The New York Times. Retrieved March 24, 2020.
  2. "Seychelles confirms first cases of coronavirus". MedicalXpress. March 15, 2020. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  3. "Home - Ministry of Health - Seychelles". Ministry of Health. Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  4. Bonnelame, Betyme (14 March 2020). "2 Seychellois test positive for COVID-19 as globe-sweeping virus reaches island nation". Seychelles News Agency. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  5. Bonnelame, Betyme (16 March 2020). "Seychelles and COVID-19: Olympic athletes return home; 3rd case confirmed". Seychelles News Agency. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  6. Bonnelame, Betyme; Karapetyan, Salifa; Ernesta, Sharon; Laurence, Daniel (16 March 2020). "Seychelles and COVID-19: Travel ban on Europeans; 4th case reported". Seychelles News Agency. Retrieved 18 March 2020.