COVID-19 pandemic in Sierra Leone
|COVID-19 pandemic in Sierra Leone|
|First outbreak||Wuhan, China|
|Arrival date||31 March 2020|
(1 year, 2 months, 2 weeks and 1 day)
|Confirmed cases||1,803 (as of 29 July)|
|Recovered||1,355 (as of 29 July)|
|67 (as of 29 July)|
The president of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, confirmed the country's first case of coronavirus disease 2019 on 31 March, a 37-year-old man who traveled from France on 16 March and had been in isolation since.
On 21 April, it was announced that President Julius Maada Bio was self isolating following a positive test for the virus by one of his body guards.
On 23 April, the first death of a 76-year-old male was reported, followed by a 69-year-old male later in the day. Both cases were in people taken to hospital and found to be infected after death. All those infected and in isolation remain in a stable condition.
On 24 April, a third death was reported of a 37-year-old male.
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