2020 coronavirus pandemic in the Republic of the Congo

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached the Republic of the Congo in March 2020.

2020 coronavirus pandemic in the Republic of the Congo
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationRepublic of the Congo
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseBrazzaville
Arrival date14 March 2020
(3 weeks and 4 days)
Confirmed cases45
Recovered2
Deaths
5

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.[1][2]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[3][4] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[5][3]

TimelineEdit

The country's first case was announced on 14 March, a 50-year-old man who returned to the Republic of the Congo from Paris, France.[6] Two more cases were detected on 19 March.[7] As of 31 March, there were 19 cases in Republic of the Congo.

The country reported its first two deaths on 31 March.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elsevier. "Novel Coronavirus Information Center". Elsevier Connect. Archived from the original on 30 January 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b "Crunching the numbers for coronavirus". Imperial News. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "World Federation Of Societies of Anaesthesiologists – Coronavirus". www.wfsahq.org. Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Congo Republic confirms first coronavirus case -government". 15 March 2020. Archived from the original on 16 March 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Deux cas de Coronavirus détectés à Brazzaville. Le gouvernement renforce son protocole". Les Echoes de Congo Brazzaville (in French). 19 March 2020. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Coronavirus: confinée, Brazzaville vidée de ses habitants". RFI (in French). 31 March 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2020.