COVID-19 pandemic in the Central African Republic

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COVID-19 pandemic in the Central African Republic
Disease COVID-19
Virus strain SARS-CoV-2
Location Central African Republic
First outbreak Wuhan, China
Index case Bangui
Arrival date14 March 2020
(1 year, 8 months and 4 days)
Confirmed cases11,666 [1] (updated 18 November 2021)
Deaths
101 [1] (updated 18 November 2021)
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The COVID-19 pandemic in the Central African Republic is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the Central African Republic in March 2020.

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Background

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] Model-based simulation for the Central African Republic indicate that the 95% confidence interval for the time-varying reproduction number R t exceeded 1.0 between November 2020 and March 2021. [7]

There are only three ventilators in the entire country. [8]

Timeline

March 2020

The country's first case was announced on 14 March, with the patient being identified as a 74-year-old Italian man who returned to the Central African Republic from Milan, Italy. [9]

There were six confirmed cases in March, with no recoveries and no deaths. [10]

April 2020

In April there were 44 new cases, raising the total number of cases to 50. Ten patients recovered, leaving 40 active cases at the end of the month. [11]

May 2020

On 23 May 2020, the first death in the country occurred. [12]

There were 961 new cases in May, raising the total number of cases to 1011. The death toll was 2 while the number of recovered patients increased to 23, leaving 986 active cases at the end of May. [13]

June 2020

In June there were 2734 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 3745. The death toll rose to 47. The number of recovered patients increased to 787, leaving 2911 active cases at the end of the month. [14]

July 2020

There were 863 new cases in July, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 4608. The death toll rose to 59. The number of recovered patients more than doubled to 1606, leaving 2943 active cases at the end of the month. [15]

August 2020

There were 103 new cases in August, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 4711. The death toll rose to 62. There were 2859 active cases at the end of the month (a decrease by 3% from the end of July). [16]

September 2020

There were 118 new cases in September, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 4829. The death toll remained unchanged. The number of recovered patients increased to 1914, leaving 2853 active cases at the end of the month. [17]

October 2020

There were 37 new cases in October, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 4866. The death toll remained unchanged. The number of recovered patients increased to 1924, leaving 2880 active cases at the end of the month. [18]

November 2020

There were 52 new cases in November, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 4918. The death toll rose to 63. The number of recovered patients increased to 1929, leaving 2926 active cases at the end of the month. [19]

December 2020

There were 45 new cases in December, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 4963. The death toll remained unchanged. There were 2976 active cases at the end of the month. [20]

January 2021

There were 18 new cases in January, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 4981. The death toll remained unchanged. There were 33 active cases at the end of the month. [21]

February 2021

There were 23 new cases in February, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 5004. The death toll remained unchanged. There were 21 active cases at the end of the month. [22]

March 2021

There were 157 new cases in March, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 5161. The death toll rose to 67. There were 137 active cases at the end of the month. [23]

April 2021

There were 1250 new cases in April, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 6411. The death toll rose to 88. There were 1211 active cases at the end of the month. [24]

May 2021

60,000 doses of the Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine were delivered through COVAX and the national vaccination campaign started on 20 May. [25] There were 680 new cases in May, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 7091. The death toll rose to 98. There were 134 active cases at the end of the month. [26]

June 2021

There were 3970 new cases in June, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 11061. The death toll remained unchanged. From 20 May to 23 June, 78,695 persons were vaccinated. [27]

July 2021

There were 102 new cases in July, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 11163. The death toll remained unchanged. [28]

August 2021

There were 133 new cases in August, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 11296. The death toll rose to 100. There were 4337 active cases at the end of the month. [29]

September 2021

There were 75 new cases in September, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 11371. The death toll remained unchanged. There were 4412 active cases at the end of the month. [30]

October 2021

There were 208 new cases in October, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 11579. The death toll remained unchanged. There were 4,559 active cases at the end of the month. [31]

Statistics

Confirmed new cases per day

Confirmed deaths per day

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