Tunisia reports record daily COVID-19 deaths

Healthcare workers conduct free PCR checks for Covid-19 on Avenue Habib Bourguiba in Tunis, Tunisia, on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Tunisia will receive a first batch of 2 million Pfizer vaccine doses in 2Q 2021, TAP agency reported, citing Hechmi Louzir, director general of Pasteur Institute. Photographer: Amira Karaoud/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Healthcare workers conduct free PCR checks for Covid-19 on in Tunis, Tunisia, on Dec. 21, 2020. (Amira Karaoud/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Tunisia reported record daily coronavirus deaths on Friday with 189 new fatalities, bringing the death toll from the virus to 16,050.

New infections in the North African country rose by 8,506 to 481,735, according to the latest figures released by the Health Ministry.

The total number of recoveries reached 378,917, while the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients reached 4,345, including 643 in intensive care units.

A total of 1,895,679 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 2,082,765 people have received the vaccines, with 614,710 having received two doses, according to the ministry.