2020 coronavirus pandemic in Paraguay

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Paraguay
COVID-19 Outbreak Cases in Paraguay.png
Map of departments with confirmed (red) coronavirus cases
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationParaguay
Index caseCentral department
Arrival date7 March 2020 (28 days)
Confirmed cases96[1]
Suspected cases+100
Recovered12
Deaths
3
Suspected cases have not been confirmed as being due to this strain by laboratory tests, although some other strains may have been ruled out.

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Paraguay on 7 March 2020 when an individual tested positive in Asunción. On 10 March 2020, the Paraguayan government suspended classes and all activities that involve groups of people, as well as public and private events, for 15 days with the goal of avoiding the spread of the virus, in accordance with Decree no. 3442/2020.[2] Other preventive measures have been adopted as time has gone by, such as partial closure of borders, restricting entry of foreigners, curfews, and strengthening controls to ensure compliance with the measures.[citation needed]

On 20 March 2020, the first death and the first case of community transmission were confirmed. The government declared a total quarantine until 12 April, with free movement restricted completely until 28 March.[3][4][5]

Timeline[edit]

  • 7 March: the first case was confirmed in Asunción. The patient is a 32-year-old man who arrived from Guayaquil, Ecuador.[6][7]
  • 10 March: Paraguay suspended public school sessions and large-scale public and private events for 15 days.[8][9]
  • 13 March: Paraguay suspended flights coming from Europe.[10]
  • 15 March: Paraguay confirmed partial closures of its borders, restricted crowds and imposed a night time curfew.[11]
  • 20 March: Paraguay confirmed the first death in the country due to coronavirus, and extended a previously announced quarantine through 12 April, and called for a social isolation policy to last one week (total lockdown).[12]


COVID-19 cases in Paraguay  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases
Date
# of cases
# of deaths
2020-03-07
1( n.a)
2020-03-08
1( +0%)
2020-03-09
1( +0%)
2020-03-10
5( +400%)
2020-03-11
5( +0%)
2020-03-12
6( +20%)
2020-03-13
7( +17%)
2020-03-14
7( +0%)
2020-03-15
8( +14%)
2020-03-16
9( +13%)
2020-03-17
11( +22%)
2020-03-18
11( +0%)
2020-03-19
13( +18%)
2020-03-20
18( +38%) 1
2020-03-21
22( +22%) 1
2020-03-22
22( +0%) 1
2020-03-23
27( +23%) 2
2020-03-24
37( +37%) 3
2020-03-25
41( +11%) 3
2020-03-26
52( +27%) 3
2020-03-27
56( +8%) 3
2020-03-28
59( +5%) 3
2020-03-29
64( +8%) 3
2020-03-30
65( +2%) 3
2020-03-31
69( +6%) 3
2020-04-01
77( +12%) 3
2020-04-02
92( +19%) 3
2020-04-03
96( +4%) 3
Sources: Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare

Statistics[edit]

Day New cases Cumulative cases Cumulative deaths Cumulative recoveries
7 March 2020 1 1 0 0
8 March 2020 0 1 0 0
9 March 2020 0 1 0 0
10 March 2020 4 5 0 0
11 March 2020 0 5 0 0
12 March 2020 1 6 0 0
13 March 2020 1 7 0 0
14 March 2020 0 7 0 0
15 March 2020 1 8 0 0
16 March 2020 1 9 0 0
17 March 2020 2 11 0 0
18 March 2020 0 11 0 0
19 March 2020 2 13 0 0
20 March 2020 5 18 1 0
21 March 2020 4 22 1 0
22 March 2020 0 22 1 0
23 March 2020 5 27 2 0
24 March 2020 10 37 3 0
25 March 2020 4 41 3 0
26 March 2020 11 52 3 1
27 March 2020 4 56 3 1
28 March 2020 3 59 3 1
29 March 2020 5 64 3 1
30 March 2020 1 65 3 1
30 March 2020 4 69 3 1
1 April 2020 8 77 3 3
2 April 2020 15 92 3 6
3 April 2020 4 96 3 12

By location[edit]

Cases of COVID-19 in Paraguay by departments()

Date New cases Total Cumulative Ref.
ASU
Asunción
CEN
Central Department
COR
Cordillera Department
CZU
Caaguazú Department
APA
Alto Paraná Department
MNS
Misiones Department
BOQ
Guairá Department
7 Mar 1 1 1
8 Mar 0 1
9 Mar 0 1
10 Mar 4 4 5
11 Mar 0 5
12 Mar 1 1 6
13 Mar 1 1 7
14 Mar 0 7
15 Mar 1 1 8
16 Mar 1 1 9
17 Mar 1 1 2 11
18 Mar 0 11
19 Mar 2 2 13
20 Mar 4 1 5 18
21 Mar 2 2 4 22
22 Mar 0 22
23 Mar 4 1 5 27
24 Mar 2 6 1 1 10 37
25 Mar 3 1 4 41
26 Mar 3 7 1 11 52
27 Mar 2 2 4 56
28 Mar 1 1 1 3 59
29 Mar 1 3 1 5 64 [13]
30 Mar 1 1 65 [14]
31 Mar 2 1 1 4 69 [15]
1 Apr 3 2 2 1 8 77 [16]
2 Apr 9 6 15 92 [17]
Total 45 35 2 1 5 2 2

Social impacts[edit]

Event cancellations[edit]

As social distancing entered the public lexicon, emergency management leaders encouraged the cancellation of large gatherings to slow the rate of infection, these are a few cancelled or postponed events:

Event Original Date Venue Status Ref.
Asunciónico March 31 and April 7, 2020 Jockey Club Postponed to late 2020 [18]
Chayanne concert March 14, 2020 SND Arena Postponed [19]
Karol G concert March 14, 2020 Jockey Club Postponed
Kiss concert May 7, 2020 Jockey Club Postponed
Soda Stereo concert March 18, 2020 Jockey Club Postponed

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CONTADOR OFICIAL COVID-19 EN PARAGUAY". Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare (Paraguay).
  2. ^ "En Paraguay: Suspenden clases y prohíben aglomeración de personas por 15 días". rockandpop.cl (in Spanish). 11 March 2020. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Suman 18 casos de coronavirus y se confirma propagación comunitaria". ultimahora.com. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Ministerio de Salud confirma primer fallecido por coronavirus en Paraguay". ultimahora.com. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  5. ^ "La cuarentena irá hasta el domingo 12 de abril y aislamiento total con excepciones hasta el 28 de marzo - Nacionales - ABC Color". www.abc.com.py. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  6. ^ @msaludpy (7 March 2020). "URGENTE #Paraguay confirma primer caso de #COVID19" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  7. ^ Romo, Rafael (7 March 2020). "Se confirma el primer caso de coronavirus en Paraguay". CNN (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Paraguay Says Suspends Public Schools for 15 Days Due to Coronavirus". The New York Times. Reuters. 10 March 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  9. ^ Inostroza, María Ignacia (11 March 2020). "En Paraguay: Suspenden clases y prohíben aglomeración de personas por 15 días". rockandpop.cl (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Paraguay suspende ingreso de vuelos provenientes de Europa". abc.com (in Spanish). 12 March 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Coronavirus: Latin America imposes military roadblocks, curfews". Gulf News. 17 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Paraguay Confirms First Death Due to Coronavirus: Health Ministry". NY Times. 20 March 2020. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  13. ^ @msaludpy (30 March 2020). "Informe #COVID19 actualizado a la fecha, con los datos positivos y los porcentajes discriminados por sexo y edades" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  14. ^ @msaludpy (31 March 2020). "Informe #COVID19 actualizado a la fecha, con los datos positivos y los porcentajes discriminados por sexo y edades" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  15. ^ @msaludpy (1 April 2020). "Informe #COVID19 actualizado a la fecha, con los datos positivos y los porcentajes discriminados por sexo y edades" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  16. ^ @msaludpy (2 April 2020). "Informe #COVID19 actualizado a la fecha, con los datos positivos y los porcentajes discriminados por sexo y edades" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  17. ^ @msaludpy (3 April 2020). "Informe #COVID19 actualizado a la fecha, con los datos positivos y los porcentajes discriminados por sexo y edades" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  18. ^ Postergan el Asunciónico 2020 por la pandemia del coronavirus HOY, 12 March 2020
  19. ^ Concierto de Chayanne se suspende y aún no tiene nueva fecha ABC, 11 March 2020