Sudan’s COVID-19 cases rise to 1,164

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KHARTOUM, SUDAN - APRIL 18: Streets and roads remain empty after a three-week lockdown began as part of the coronavirus (Covid-19) precautions, on April 18, 2020 in Khartoum, Sudan. Security measures were taken at streets. (Photo by Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
KHARTOUM, SUDAN – APRIL 18: Streets and roads remain empty after a three-week lockdown began as part of the coronavirus (Covid-19) precautions, on April 18, 2020 in Khartoum, Sudan. Security measures were taken at streets. (Photo by Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Sudan on Sunday announced 53 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 1,164.

“Five new death cases have also been recorded, taking the death toll from the novel coronavirus to 64,” the health ministry said in a statement.

It added that 17 more patients have recovered, bringing the total recoveries nationwide to 119.

On Friday the Sudanese government extended the full curfew, imposed on Khartoum State since April 18, for 10 more days from May 9 in a bid to stem the coronavirus spread.

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