Tunisia reports 4,686 new COVID-19 cases, 443,631 in total

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GABES, TUNISIA - AUGUST 24: : Health workers test people for possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection during the novel coronavirus pandemic at a COVID-19 test station at a field hospital, built after positive cases increased, in Al Hammah Range in Gabes, Tunisia on August 24, 2020. (Photo by Nacer Talel/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The Tunisian Health Ministry on Sunday reported 4,686 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total tally in the North African country to 443,631.

FILE PHOTO: Health workers test people for possible coronavirus infection during the novel coronavirus pandemic at a COVID-19 test station in Al Hammah Range in Gabes, Tunisia. (Photo by Nacer Talel/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The death toll from the virus rose by 116 to 15,377 in Tunisia, while the total number of recoveries reached 362,236, the ministry said in a statement.

The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Tunisia reached 3,568, including 602 in intensive care units, it said.

A total of 1,787,563 lab tests have been carried out in Tunisia so far, according to the ministry.

Since the start of the national vaccination campaign against the coronavirus on March 13, a total of 1,942,431 people have received the vaccines, with 574,505 having received both doses, according to the latest figures published by the ministry.

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