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Coronavirus: First confirmed case in Côte d’Ivoire

A first case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Côte d’Ivoire in the district of Adjamé-Plateau-Attécoubé. The 45-year-old Ivorian had stayed in Italy, the health ministry said in a statement.

The patient had a fever, cough, and a cold. Then, the analysis of the nasopharyngeal sample in the laboratory “confirmed the diagnosis of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)”.

“His condition is stable and reassuring,” said the ministry of health.

The patient was quickly taken care of at the Treichville University Hospital for tropical infectious diseases, added the press release from the Ministry of Health.

Also, according to this document, the patient’s condition is stable. His contacts have been identified and are being followed up.

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