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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Cameroon

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Cameroon
COVID-19 Outbreak Cases in Cameroon.svg
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationCameroon
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseYaoundé
Arrival date6 March 2020
(4 weeks and 1 day)
Confirmed cases509[1]
Recovered17
Deaths
8
Territories
Bafoussam, Douala & Yaounde

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached Cameroon in March 2020.

Timeline

Active cases

COVID-19 cases in Cameroon  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases
Date
# of cases
2020-02-24
1(+1) (n.a.)
1(=)
2020-03-06
2(+1) (+100%)
2(=)
2020-03-18
7(+5) (+250%)
7(=)
2020-03-20
27(+20) (+286%)
2020-03-21
40(+13) (+48%)
40(=)
2020-03-23
56(+16) (+40%)
2020-03-24
66(+10) (+18%)
2020-03-25
70(+4) (+6%)
2020-03-26
88(+18) (+26%)
2020-03-27
92(+4) (+5%)
2020-03-28
113(+21) (+23%)
2020-03-29
139(+26) (+23%)
2020-03-30
142(+3) (+2%)
2020-03-31
193(+51) (+36%)
2020-04-01
233(+40) (+21%)
2020-04-02
284(+51) (+22%)
2020-04-03
306(+22) (+8%)
Sources: various news sources and state health department websites. See Timeline Table and Timeline narrative for sources.

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Cameroon, Central Africa, on 6 March 2020, with one case.[2] The infected person is a French national who arrived in the capital Yaoundé on 24 February.[3][4][5]

The second case in the country was announced on 6 March. The case was a Cameroonian citizen who was in close contact with the first case, but officials did not release any further information on the case.[6]

Five new cases were confirmed on 18 March 2020. Although further information about the victims was not published, one of the confirmed victims is a foreigner.[7] Two suspected cases were declared negative on the 20th March 2020 and have joined their family members.[citation needed]

The Minister revealed on the 23rd March, 2020 in the morning that among the 16 cases tested positive that morning, 9 were from Douala, 6 in Yaoundé, and 1 in Bafoussam.[8]

As of 27 March 2020, the total number of Coronavirus cases in Cameroon hits 91 with the break down per areas as: 63 in Yaounde, 25 in Douala and 3 in Bafoussam.[9][10][11][12]

The total number of covid-19 cases keep climbing up in the country. Announced on 30 March 2020 by the Minister of Public Health, Cameroon has 142 active cases with 6 deaths.[13]

Recent updates on Thursday 2 April 2020 shows that the number of active covid-19 cases in Cameroon climbs to 286.[14]

Deaths

Its been confirmed that there have been two[10] covid-19 deaths in Cameroon by the Health Minister.[15] The first death occurred on 24 March.[16]

Medical supplies donation

Jack Ma donated medical supplies (20,000 test kits, 100,000 masks and 1,000 medical-use protective suits and face shields) to Cameroon as part of helping the efforts to fight the Coronavirus pandemic in Africa.[17] The supplies arrived Cameroon's Yaounde Nsimalen Airport on the 27 March 2020.

References

  1. ^ "Coronavirus Update (Live): 955,136 Cases and 48,578 Deaths from COVID-19 Virus Outbreak - Worldometer". www.worldometers.info. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  2. ^ Kouagheu, Josiane (6 March 2020). "Cameroon confirms first case of coronavirus". Reuters. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  3. ^ Lukong, Pius; Woussou, Kossi (6 March 2020). "Cameroon, Togo Report First Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus". Bloomberg. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Cameroon confirms first case of coronavirus". National Post. Reuters. 6 March 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Cameroon Confirms First Case of Coronavirus". The New York Times. Reuters. 6 March 2020. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  6. ^ Ndi, Ndi Eugene (6 March 2020). "Cameroon confirms second case of coronavirus". The East African. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Coronavirus: Cameroon confirms 5 new cases". Business in Cameroon. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Cameroon: Coronavirus cases rise to 56". Journal du Cameroun.com. 23 March 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Coronavirus : le Cameroun compte désormais 91 cas confirmés". actucameroun.com (in French). 27 March 2020. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Cameroon: COVID-19 cases hit 88". Journal du Cameroun.com. 26 March 2020. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Cameroon: Coronavirus cases climb to 66". Journal du Cameroun.com. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Panic as confirmed coronavirus cases in Cameroon hit 70". mimimefoinfos.com. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  13. ^ "Cameroon's Coronavirus cases move up to 142". www.journalducameroun.com. 30 March 2020. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  14. ^ "Cameroon's COVID-19 cases climb up to 193".
  15. ^ "Cameroon confirms 1st death from COVID-19". Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  16. ^ "Cameroon confirms 1st death from COVID-19".
  17. ^ "China's richest man sends medical supplies to Cameroon". www.aa.com.tr.
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