COVID-19 pandemic in Crimea

COVID-19 pandemic in Crimea
Crimea (orthographic projection).svg
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
Arrival date21 March 2020
(1 year, 6 months and 2 days)
Confirmed cases16,314
Government website

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the disputed territory of Crimea (claimed and de facto administered by Russia as the Republic of Crimea, but recognised as a part of Ukraine by most of the international community as the Autonomous Republic of Crimea) in March 2020. The Russian government includes cases in the Republic of Crimea in the count of cases in Russia.


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.[1][2]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[3][4] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[5][3]


March 2020

On 21 March, the first case was confirmed.[6]

May 2020

As of May 11, the Russian head of Crimea reported 126 COVID-19 cases in the city of Sevastopol and 202 cases in the rest of the peninsula, for 328 cases in total.[7]

July 2020

According to the Crimean Human Rights Group, on July 10, 2020, there were ten new cases in Crimea including Sevastopol. The total count during the pandemic was 1,089 with 37 deaths.[8]

See also


  1. ^ Elsevier. "Novel Coronavirus Information Center". Elsevier Connect. Archived from the original on 30 January 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b "Crunching the numbers for coronavirus". Imperial News. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "World Federation Of Societies of Anaesthesiologists – Coronavirus". Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Аксенов: в Крыму подтвердили первый случай заболевания коронавирусом". Крим.Реалії. 21 March 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Ukraine- Occupied Crimea confirms 328 coronavirus cases". MENAFN. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  8. ^ Crimean Human Rights Group (10 July 2020). "За минувшие сутки в оккупированном Крыму и Севастополе зарегистрировано 17 новых случаев заболевания COVID-19. Об этом сообщает "Минздрав" Крыма. Итого в Крыму и Севастополе за весь период пандемии заболели 1089 человек, скончались 37 человек". Twitter. Retrieved 11 July 2020.

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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The orthographic projection map of Crimea.