COVID-19 pandemic in Yemen

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COVID-19 pandemic in Yemen
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationYemen
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseHadhramaut
Arrival date10 April 2020
(3 months, 1 week and 5 days)
Confirmed cases87 (includes Houthi held areas)
Recovered1[1]
Deaths
13 (includes Houthi held areas)
Government website
https://twitter.com/YSNECCOVID19

The first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in Yemen was announced on 10 April 2020 in Hadhramaut.[2] Organizations called the news a "devastating blow" and a "nightmare scenario" because of the country's lack of healthcare and human rights.[3]

Cases[change | change source]

The first case was confirmed on 10 April, the patient was a 60-year-old man in the southern oil-producing region of Hadhramaut.

On 29 April, Yemen recorded five new cases of coronavirus, including two deaths, all in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden.[4]

Statistics[change | change source]

COVID-19 Cases Reported in Yemeni Governorates
Governorate Reported Cases Recoveries Deaths
Total 87 1 13
'Amran 0 0
Abyan 1 0 0
Aden 48 0 5
Al Bayda 0 0
Al Hudaydah 0 0
Al Jawf 0 0
Al Mahrah 1 0 0
Al Mahwit 0 0
Amanat Al Asimah 2 0 1
Dhale 3 0 0
Dhamar 0 0
Hadramaut 13 1 1
Hajjah 0 0
Ibb 0 0
Lahij 13 0 4
Ma'rib 1 0 0
Raymah 0 0
Sa'dah 0 0
Sanaa 0 0
Shabwah 1 0 1
Socotra 0 0
Taiz 4 0 1

References[change | change source]

  1. "'It is still a mystery': War-hit Yemen struggles to trace COVID-19 infection". Reuters. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  2. Ghobari, Muhammad. "War-ravaged Yemen confirms first coronavirus case, braces for more". Reuters. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  3. "Yemen 'faces nightmare' as virus case confirmed". BBC News. 10 April 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  4. "Yemen reports first two deaths from coronavirus". Reuters. Retrieved 29 April 2020.