2020 coronavirus pandemic in Dominica

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Dominica
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationDominica
First outbreakWuhan, China
Arrival date22 March 2020
(2 weeks and 3 days)
Confirmed cases7[1]
Recovered0
Deaths
0

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

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.[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]

Timeline[edit]

March 2020[edit]

The country's first case of COVID-19 was announced on 22 March, a 54-year-old man who returned from the United Kingdom.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BREAKING NEWS: Dominica confirms second case of coronavirus". St. Lucia News Online. 23 March 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  2. ^ Elsevier. "Novel Coronavirus Information Center". Elsevier Connect. Archived from the original on 30 January 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  3. ^ Reynolds, Matt (4 March 2020). "What is coronavirus and how close is it to becoming a pandemic?". Wired UK. ISSN 1357-0978. Archived from the original on 5 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Crunching the numbers for coronavirus". Imperial News. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  5. ^ "High consequence infectious diseases (HCID); Guidance and information about high consequence infectious diseases and their management in England". GOV.UK. Archived from the original on 3 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  6. ^ "World Federation Of Societies of Anaesthesiologists – Coronavirus". www.wfsahq.org. Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  7. ^ "WATCH: Dominica records first case of coronavirus". loopjamaica. 22 March 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2020.