COVID-19 pandemic in Tanzania

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COVID-19 pandemic in Tanzania
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
Index caseArusha
Arrival date16 March 2020
(2 years, 4 months, 2 weeks and 1 day)
Confirmed cases509[1]
Government website

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Tanzania in March 2020.[2]

On 16 March, the first case in Tanzania was confirmed in Arusha.[3][4] It was a 46-year-old Tanzanian who had come to Arusha from Belgium.[5]

On 22 March, it was announced that cases had risen to 12.[6]

On 31 March, the first COVID death was recorded, in Dar es Salaam.[7]

Tanzania announced on 8 May that it would stop publishing data on Covid-19 cases and deaths. Since then no new updates have been presented. The death toll was 21 in May, the total number of confirmed cases was 509, and 183 patients had recovered.[8]

The embassy of the United States warned that the risk of contracting Covid-19 in Dar es Salaam was extremely high.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Total Coronavirus Cases in Tanzania". World Dometers. 2020-04-15.
  2. "Tanzania Confirms First Case of Coronavirus | Voice of America - English". Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  3. "Coronavirus Update (Live) - Worldometer".
  4. "Somalia, Tanzania confirm first coronavirus cases". Anadolu Agency. 16 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  5. "When coronavirus came to Tanzania". The New Humanitarian. 2020-03-25. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  6. "Covid-19 cases in Tanzania now rise to 12, says President". The Citizen. Retrieved 2020-04-06.
  7. "Tanzania records first Covid-19 death". The Citizen. Retrieved 2020-04-06.
  8. "Covid-19: Tanzania updates will resume after improvements at national laboratory". Nation Media Group. 8 May 2020. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  9. "Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam". U.S. Embassy in Tanzania. 13 May 2020. Retrieved 7 July 2020.