The municipality of Easter Island (Chile) does not specify where and under what circumstances the first resident of one of the two most remote inhabited islands in the world became infected with a coronavirus.
On Easter Island (Isla de Pasqua Province, Chile), the first case of coronavirus infection was recorded, reported Facebook is the municipality of Rapanui (the local name of the island).
The message does not provide any details about the patient, except that he (or she) is in a stable state. Where and under what circumstances a resident of Easter Island became infected, is also not said.
Located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, Easter Island (along with the Tristan da Cunha archipelago in the South Atlantic) is the most remote inhabited island in the world. The distance to the continental coast of Chile is 3.5 thousand km.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic. According to American Johns Hopkins University on March 24, the total number of infected people in the world is 407 thousand, more than 18.2 thousand people died.
In Chile, according to university information, 922 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, two people died.