Senegal reports 122 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, total now at 5,369

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A woman adjusts her mask in a market in Dakar, Senegal, May 23, 2020. Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action reported on Sunday 71 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 3,047 in the country. (Photo by Eddy Peters/Xinhua)

Senegal’s Ministry of Health and Social Action on Wednesday reported 122 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 5,369 in the country.

The 122 were 111 follow-up contact cases and 11 community-transmission ones, health ministry spokesperson Alyose Waly Diouf told a daily briefing on the pandemic.

He said a total of 970 tests were carried out in the past 24 hours, and 81 more patients were discharged from hospitals across Senegal, bringing to 3,606 the total number of recoveries.

Sixteen COVID-19 patients are in intensive care, the spokesman said.

The death toll of the pandemic rose by three in the past 24 hours. A total of 73 patients have lost their lives in Senegal, which reported its first confirmed case on March 2.

Although a state of emergency remains in force in Senegal, the government has eased some restrictive measures. Domestic flights have resumed since June 15, but no international flights are scheduled before June 30.

 

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