COVID-19 pandemic in Bolivia

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COVID-19 pandemic in Bolivia
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Map of the outbreak in Bolivia by department.
  ≥32000 confirmed cases
  16000–31999 confirmed cases
  10000–15999 confirmed cases
  5000–9999 confirmed cases
  2500–4999 confirmed cases
Mapa del Coronavirus (COVID-19) Por Provincia En Bolivia.png
Map of the outbreak in Bolivia by province.
  ≥1000 confirmed cases
  500-999 confirmed cases
  250–499 confirmed cases
  100–249 confirmed cases
  50–99 confirmed cases
  10–49 confirmed cases
  1-9 confirmed cases
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationBolivia
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseOruro and Santa Cruz
Arrival date10 March 2020
(2 years, 4 months and 29 days)
Confirmed cases1,064,405[1]
Deaths
22,095[1]
Fatality rate2.08%
Vaccinations
  • 7,299,112[1] (total vaccinated)
  • 6,080,564[1] (fully vaccinated)
  • 14,332,894[1] (doses administered)

The COVID-19 pandemic in Bolivia is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was confirmed to have spread to Bolivia on 10 March 2020, when its first two cases were confirmed in the departments of Oruro and Santa Cruz.[2][3]

On 12 March, Bolivia suspended all public school sessions until 31 March, as well as all commercial flights to and from Europe indefinitely. They also prohibited large-scale public gatherings of more than 1,000 people.[4]

A clothing shop in Bolivia, closed due to the pandemic

Background[edit]

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.[5][6]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[7][8] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[9][7]

Timeline[edit]

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