COVID-19 pandemic in Mauritania
|COVID-19 pandemic in Mauritania|
|Arrival date||13 March 2020|
(2 months and 2 weeks)
|Confirmed cases||292 (as of 27 May)|
|Active cases||261 (as of 27 May)|
|Recovered||15 (as of 27 May)|
|16 (as of 27 May)|
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.
On 13 March, the first case was confirmed, with the case being placed in isolation.
On 18 March, the Mauritanian Minister of Health announced the discovery of a second positive coronavirus case on a foreign female employee, working at a house of a couple of expatriates, the woman arrived 10 days prior the discovery.
The country recorded its first death on 30 March 2020.
On 18 April, the last remaining active case recovered. On that date, there had been 7 confirmed cases in the country, 6 of whom had recovered, and oneof whom had died, making Mauritania temporarily one of few affected countries in the world to become free of COVID-19.
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