COVID-19 pandemic in Vatican City

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COVID-19 pandemic in Vatican City
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationVatican City
Arrival date5 March 2020
(2 years, 6 months, 3 weeks and 4 days)
DateAs of 30 April 2020
Confirmed cases12
Active cases10
Government website
Holy See Press Office

The Holy See reported the first case of infection in Vatican City during the COVID-19 pandemic at the end of March 2020.[1]

Unlike other countries that report cases within a given territory or cases of residents or citizens of a territory, the Holy See reports on cases "in Vatican City State and among the employees of the Holy See" regardless of location of testing, treatment, or residence.[2]

There are 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the Vatican's residents and employees; there are no associated deaths.[3] The 12 cases include 10 employees, 1 new hire, and 1 resident of Vatican City.

At the very end of February, Pope Francis became ill with symptoms of a cold, but he tested negative for COVID-19.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Coronavirus, primo caso in Vaticano. In Toscana contagiata una bimba di 45 giorni". la Repubblica (in Italian). 6 March 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  2. "Declaration of the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, 20.04.2020". Holy See Press Office. 20 April 2020. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  3. "Holy See Press Office announces 12th covid-19 case in Vatican". Vatican News. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  4. Vagnoni, Giselda; Pullella, Philip (3 March 2020). "Pope tests negative for coronavirus, Italy report says". Reuters. Retrieved 12 April 2020.