COVID-19 pandemic in Suriname

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COVID-19 pandemic in Suriname
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Districts affected by COVID-19 as of 16 June 2020
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationSuriname
First outbreakNetherlands
Index caseParamaribo
Arrival date13 March 2020
(1 year, 3 months and 2 days)
Confirmed cases319[1] (2020-06-22)
Active cases205
Recovered106
Deaths
8
Government website
https://covid-19.sr

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. 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. Retrieved 4 April 2020.