COVID-19 pandemic in the Central African Republic

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COVID-19 pandemic in the Central African Republic
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationCentral African Republic
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseBangui
Arrival date14 March 2020
(2 years, 7 months, 4 weeks and 2 days)
Confirmed cases143 (as of 9 May)[1]
Recovered10 (as of 9 May)
0 (as of 9 May)

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the Central African Republic in March 2020.

There are only three ventilators in the entire country.[2]

The country's first case was announced on 14 March, with the patient being identified as a 74-year-old Italian man who returned to the Central African Republic from Milan, Italy.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Centrafrique, O. M. S. (2020-05-09). "Le @MSPCentrafrique⁩ annonce 49 nouveaux cas de #COVID19 en #RCA ce qui amène à un total de 143 cas confirmés". @OMSCentrafrique (in French). Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  2. WJAR, KELLY O'NEILL (12 April 2020). "Massachusetts church celebrates Easter with drive-in service". WLUK. Archived from the original on 21 April 2020. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  3. "Central African Republic confirms first coronavirus case -WHO". Reuters. 15 March 2020. Archived from the original on 15 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.