Tunisia reports 3,524 new COVID-19 cases, 407,017 in total

TUNIS, TUNUSIA – JUNE 22: A view of Covid-19 patients in Ibn Jarrah hospital at quarantined Kayravan province of Tunis, Tunisia. (Photo by Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Tunisian Health Ministry on Sunday reported 3,524 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total infections in the country to 407,017.

The death toll from the virus rose by 75 to 14,654 in Tunisia, while the tally of recoveries reached 347,307, the ministry said in a statement.

The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the North African country reached 2,979, including 579 in intensive care units and 132 others mechanically ventilated, it said.

A total of 1,681,458 lab tests have been carried out in Tunisia so far, according to the ministry.

Since the start of the nationwide vaccination campaign against coronavirus on March 13, a total of 1,737,042 people have received the vaccines, with 496,691 taking both doses, according to the latest figures published by the ministry.

With the appearance of new coronavirus strains, Tunisia is experiencing a new wave of the spread of the pandemic, described by the authorities as “the most dangerous.