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COVID-19 pandemic in Suriname

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COVID-19 pandemic in Suriname
Districts affected by COVID-19 as of 16 June 2020
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakNetherlands
Index caseParamaribo
Arrival date13 March 2020
(4 years, 3 months and 6 days)
Confirmed cases319[1] (2020-06-22)
Active cases205
Government website

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

The virus was confirmed to have reached Suriname on 13 March 2020. The case was a person who traveled from the Netherlands the last week.[2]

On 3 April 2020, one person died.[3] On 3 May 2020, all nine cases had recovered. On 18 May, an eleventh case was identified.

References[change | change source]

  1. "COVID-19". Covid Suriname. Archived from the original on 19 May 2023. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  2. "Suriname confirms first coronavirus case, authorities will close borders". Reuters. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020 – via www.reuters.com.
  3. "Suriname confirms first death". Covid Suriname. Archived from the original on 14 April 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.