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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Tunisia

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Tunisia
COVID-19 Outbreak Cases in Tunisia.svg
Governorates of Tunisia with confirmed cases
  Confirmed 1~9
  Confirmed 10~99
  Confirmed 100~499
As of 1st April 2020
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationTunisia
First outbreakItaly, France
Index caseSousse
Arrival date2 March 2020
(1 month and 1 day)
Confirmed cases495
Recovered5
Deaths
18
Official website
covid-19.tn

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached Tunisia on 2 March 2020.

Timeline

COVID-19 cases in Tunisia  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases
Date
# of cases
# of deaths
2020-03-02
1(n.a.)
1(=)
2020-03-08
2(+100%)
2020-03-09
5(+150%)
2020-03-10
6(+20%)
2020-03-11
7(+16%)
2020-03-12
13(+85%)
2020-03-13
16(+23%)
2020-03-14
18(+12%)
2020-03-15
20(+11%)
2020-03-16
24(+20%)
2020-03-17
29(+20%)
2020-03-18
39(+34%) 1
2020-03-19
54(+38%) 1(=)
2020-03-20
60(+11%) 1(=)
2020-03-21
75(+25%) 3(+200%)
2020-03-22
89(+18%) 3(=)
2020-03-23
114(+28%) 3(=)
2020-03-24
173(+51%) 5(+66%)
2020-03-25
197(+13%) 5(=)
2020-03-26
227(+15%) 6(+20%)
2020-03-27
278(+22%) 8(+33%)
2020-03-28
312(+12%) 8(=)
2020-03-29
362(+16%) 9(+12%)
2020-03-30
394(+11%) 10(+11%)
2020-03-31
423(+7%) 12(+20%)
2020-04-01
455(+7%) 14(+16%)
2020-04-02
495(+8%) 18(+28%)

Sources:

Tunisia confirmed its first case on 2 March 2020, with the victim being a 40-year-old Tunisian man from Gafsa returning from Italy.[2][3]

In addition, 74 suspected cases in Gafsa have been placed under home confinement.[3] Two of the suspected cases violated the confinement measures, and the local health directorate has decided to take legal action against them.[3]

Statistics

Economic consequences

On 18 March 2020, the President of the Tunis Stock Exchange (BVMT) noted a 14.2% drop in the stock market index in Tunisia.[4] On 21 March 2020, the flagship index of the Tunis Stock Exchange finished falling by 7.3% to 6,138.82 points.[5]

Location of cases

Cases identified by Governorate
Governorate Cases Deaths Recoveries
Tunis 112 2 0
Ariana 67 3 0
Médenine 57 2 0
Ben Arous 49 0 0
Sousse 45 1 0
Kébili 30 0 0
Monastir 27 0 0
Sfax 22 3 0
Bizerte 15 1 0
Nabeul 11 1 0
Manouba 10 1 0
Mahdia 8 1 0
Tataouine 9 1 1
Gabès 7 0 0
Kef 5 1 0
Gafsa 5 0 1
Sidi Bouzid 5 1 0
Kairouan 4 0 1
Zaghouan 2 0 0
Kasserine 2 0 0
Touzeur 1 0 0
Béja 1 0 0
Total 495 18 5
Source : Ministry of Public Health

As of 3 April 2020[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) Local Situation". MOH. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Italian returnee confirmed Tunisia's first coronavirus case". The Punch. 2 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Gafsa-COVID-19: legal action taken after two cases fail to comply with home-confinement measures". Tunis Afrique Presse. 9 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Le président de la Bourse de Tunis recommande des mesures pour sauver l'investissement". Kapitalis (in French). 18 March 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  5. ^ Zine, Imen (21 March 2020). "Bourse de Tunis: chute hebdomadaire de 7,3% à cause du COVID-19". L'Economiste Maghrébin (in French). Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Coronavirus: 33 nouveaux cas en Tunisie" (in French). 2 April 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2020.

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