Senegal reports 67 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, total nearing 3,000

DAKAR, Could 23 (Xinhua) — Senegalese Ministry of Well being and Social Motion on Saturday reported 67 new confirmed instances of COVID-19, bringing the entire variety of instances to 2,976 within the nation.

These 67 new infections got here from 934 exams accomplished up to now 24 hours, the ministry’s spokesperson Alyose Waly Diouf mentioned, including that they included 49 follow-up contact instances, 16 group transmission ones and unusually, two imported ones.

Diouf mentioned 14 of the 16 group transmission instances had been detected in capital metropolis of Dakar, epicenter of the pandemic in Senegal.

He introduced that 105 extra sufferers had been cured, which introduced the entire to 1,416. Nonetheless, 12 sufferers are actually in intensive care items.

The ministry additionally confirmed the loss of life toll rose to 34 within the nation.

Senegal is breaking the quick this Saturday after a month lengthy Ramadan. The federal government and a few non secular leaders have invited the inhabitants to unite with their households by way of telephones and web with a purpose to keep away from touring between areas, amid the intense scenario of group transmission.

For the reason that outbreak of the pandemic on March 2, Senegal has reported a complete of two,976 confirmed instances, together with 2,616 follow-up contact instances, 88 are imported ones and 272 are group transmission ones.

Senegal, isolating itself from March 20, is in state of emergency till June 2, with a curfew imposed from 9 p.m. to five a.m. Additionally it is obligatory, like in lots of different nations in West Africa, to put on masks in any respect public locations.

West Africa stays the area of sub-Saharan Africa most affected by COVID-19, with greater than 28,000 instances reported since Feb. 27, when Nigeria reported its first confirmed case. Virtually 11,000 sufferers have been cured within the area.

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