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Djibouti reports 280 new COVID-19 cases as tally surges to 3,194

May 31st 2020 · 1 min read

ADDIS ABABA – Djibouti's Ministry of Health on Saturday announced 280 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Horn of Africa nation to 3,194 as of Saturday afternoon.

The Djibouti Ministry of Health in a statement issued on Saturday said that from a total of 1,109 people who were tested for COVID-19, some 280 of them were tested positive for the virus.

The ministry also announced that some 1,286 people who have been infected with the COVID-19 have recovered as of Saturday afternoon.

The Horn of Africa nation also on Saturday reported two new deaths due to illnesses related to COVID-19, eventually bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 22.

Djibouti reported its first COVID-19 case on March 18 and has so far conducted a total of 26,366 COVID-19 tests, according to the ministry.

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: 2020-05-31@08:05