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Published 20 April 2020 | Updated 18 January 2021

There have been a small number of reports of animals being infected with SARS-CoV-2. To date, all these animals appear to have been infected through contact with infected people. There is no evidence of humans being infected through contact with domestic animals.

Update

There continue to be further case reports of pet animals infected with SARS-CoV-2, in all cases these appear to come from households in which at least one person is infected with COVID-19.

A full list of case reports of confirmed infection of SARS-CoV-2 in animals can be found on the OIE website.

Gorillas – US

Published 18 January 2021

Mink – Denmark mutation

Published 9 November 2020

Cat – UK

Published 28 July 2020| Updated 25 November 2020

Dog – New York

Published 8 June 2020

Cat – Minnesota

Published 8 June 2020

Cat – Spain

Published 18 May 2020 | Updated 2 September 2020

2 Cats – France

Published 18 May 2020

Cat – Germany

Published 18 May 2020

Mink – Netherlands, Denmark, Spain and Sweden

Published 27 April 2020 | Updated 9 November 2020

2 Cats – New York

Published 23 April 2020

Tiger & Lion – Bronx zoo

Published 20 April 2020 | Updated 28 July 2020

Dog 1 Pomeranian – Hong Kong

Published 20 April 2020 | Updated 15 May 2020

Dog 2 German Shepherd – Hong Kong

Published 20 April 2020 | Updated 15 May 2020

Cat – Hong Kong

Published 20 April 2020

Cat – Belgium

Published 20 April 2020

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