COVID-19 pandemic in Togo

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COVID-19 pandemic in Togo
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China via France or Germany
Index caseLomé
Arrival date6 March 2020
(2 years, 8 months and 6 days)
Confirmed cases896 (as of 28 July)[1]
Active cases266 (as of 28 July)[1]
Recovered612 (as of 28 July)[1]
18 (as of 24 July)[1]

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Togo in March 2020.

On 6 March, Togolese authorities announced the first COVID-19 case, a 42-year-old Togolese woman who travelled between Germany, France, Turkey, and Benin before returning to Togo.[2] On this date, it was reported that she was being treated in isolation and her condition was stable.[3]

On 20 March, nine more cases were confirmed in Togo.[4][5]

On 21 March, seven more cases were confirmed. All borders to the country were closed. The cities of Lomé, Tsévié, Kpalimé, and Sokodé have been quarantined starting on 20 March for two weeks.[6][7]

On 27 March, the first death occurred.[8]

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  8. Médoune, SAMB (2020-03-27). "Coronavirus: Journalist Dominique Aliziou, first case of death linked to COVID-19 in Togo". Panafrican News Agency. Retrieved 2020-04-11.