2020 coronavirus pandemic in Mayotte

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached the French overseas department and region of Mayotte in March 2020.

2020 coronavirus pandemic in Mayotte
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationMayotte
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China via France
Arrival date13 March 2020
(3 weeks and 5 days)
Confirmed cases171[1]
Recovered22
Deaths
2

BackgroundEdit

On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.[2][3]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[4][5] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[6][4]

TimelineEdit

A man from the department of Oise, France, arrived in Mayotte on 10 March. He had a suspicious flu, and was observed for three days in a hospital. After testing him on 13 March, the man tested positive for COVID-19.[7]

Mayotte recorded its first death on 31 March.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Coronavirus : 6 femmes enceintes touchées par le Covid19, Mayotte compte 171 cas confirmés au total". Mayotte la 1ère (in French). Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  2. ^ Elsevier. "Novel Coronavirus Information Center". Elsevier Connect. Archived from the original on 30 January 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  3. ^ Reynolds, Matt (4 March 2020). "What is coronavirus and how close is it to becoming a pandemic?". Wired UK. ISSN 1357-0978. Archived from the original on 5 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Crunching the numbers for coronavirus". Imperial News. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  5. ^ "High consequence infectious diseases (HCID); Guidance and information about high consequence infectious diseases and their management in England". GOV.UK. Archived from the original on 3 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  6. ^ "World Federation Of Societies of Anaesthesiologists – Coronavirus". www.wfsahq.org. Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  7. ^ Andjilani, Toufaili (14 March 2020). "Mayotte enregistre un premier cas de Coronavirus". Mayotte 1ère (in French).
  8. ^ "Coronavirus COVID-19 : 12 nouveaux cas confirmés à Mayotte : 94 au total". Mayotte la 1ère (in French). Retrieved 31 March 2020.