Djibouti’s COVID-19 cases surge to 1,401 as 70 new cases confirmed

Djibouti’s Ministry of Health on Sunday announced 70 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Horn of Africa nation to 1,401.

The Djiboutian Ministry of Health, in a statement issued on Sunday, disclosed that from a total of 426 people who were tested over the last 24 hours, 70 were tested positive for the virus.

The ministry also announced that some 972 people who have been infected with the COVID-19 have recovered as of the stated period, of whom 22 of the COVID-19 patients recovered over the past 24-hours period.

Djibouti has so far conducted a total of about 17,532 COVID-19 tests, according to the Djibouti Ministry of Health, which has reported four COVID-19 deaths.

Djibouti reported its first COVID-19 case on March 18.

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.