Senegal reports 11 more cases of COVID-19 -Xinhua

Senegal reports 11 more cases of COVID-19

Source: Xinhua

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2020-03-14 01:30:13

DAKAR, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action on Friday confirmed 11 more cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

According to the ministry, all of the 11 confirmed cases are infected by the fifth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Senegal, a 52-years-old Senegalese returning from Italy to Touba via Dakar. They have been receiving medical treatment at a health center in Touba, eastern Senegal.

On March 12, Senegal reported its first cluster infection and first local transmission, with 5 Senegalese nationals tested positive for COVID-19. All of five infected patients are the family members of the fifth COVID-19 patient.

So far, Senegal has reported 21 cases of COVID-19, among which two are declared cured and discharged from Fann Hospital where the first 10 cases of COVID-19 receive treatments.


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