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Djibouti reports 215 new COVID-19 cases, tally surges to 3,569

Jun 1st 2020 ยท 1 min read

ADDIS ABABA - Djibouti's Ministry of Health on Monday announced 215 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Horn of Africa nation to 3,569 as of Monday afternoon.

The Djibouti Ministry of Health in a statement issued on Monday said that from a total of 1,347 people who were tested for COVID-19 during the past 24-hours period, some 215 of them were tested positive for the virus.

The ministry also announced that some 1,521 people who have been infected with the COVID-19 have recovered as of Monday afternoon, in which 17 of the COVID-19 patients recovered during the past 24-hours period.

Djibouti reported its first COVID-19 case on March 18 and has so far conducted a total of 28,260 COVID-19 tests, according to the ministry.

The Djibouti Ministry of Health had on Sunday reported two new deaths due to illnesses related to COVID-19 as the total number of deaths from the virus so far surged to 24.

The Red Sea nation, which lies on a key location connecting the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, hosts a number of foreign military bases.

last updated: 2020-06-01@21:06