07 March 2020 – First COVID-19 case in Paraguay

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Significant events; First cases or deaths
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The Ministry of Public Health

Overview: The Minister of Public Health reported that a Paraguayan man tested positive for COVID 19, making it the first case brought to Paraguay. It was a 32-year-old man who returned from Ecuador.
Full details here: https://www.mspbs.gov.py/portal/20535/primer-caso-del-nuevo-coronavirus-en-el-paraguay.html

Type of Justification: Laboratory analysis reports
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government