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FIRST CASE OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CASE CONFIRMED IN TOGO

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Togo has recorded its first case of the coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the Togolese government, the patient is a 42-year-old female who is a resident in Lomé, the capital of Togo. The woman prior to confirmation had travelled to countries including Benin, Germany, France and Turkey between February and March.

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The patient has since been quarantined and receiving treatment and in stable condition, in a statement by the Togolese government on Friday.

Currently, about 9 countries in Africa have confirmed cases including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal, Cameroon and Togo.

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Globally there have been about 105,427 confirmed cases with about 3,583 deaths as of 7th March 2020. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first confirmed in Wuhan, China. The death toll recording about 3100 with 80,859 confirmed cases in China alone as of 7th March 2020.

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