Tunisia reports 9,286 new COVID-19 cases, 491,021 in total

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BEJA, TUNISIA - 2021/07/07: A medical staff member attends to a patient at the regional hospital during the coronavirus infections. (Photo by Jdidi wassim/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
BEJA, TUNISIA – 2021/07/07: A medical staff member attends to a patient at the regional hospital during the coronavirus infections. (Photo by Jdidi wassim/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Tunisian Health Ministry on Saturday reported 9,286 COVID-19 cases, raising the tally in the North African country to 491,021.

The death toll from the virus rose by 194 to 16,244 in Tunisia, while the total number of recoveries reached 388,017, the ministry said in a statement.

The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Tunisia reached 4,374, including 631 in intensive care units, it said.

A total of 1,922,854 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 2,115,739 people have received the vaccines, with 618,062 having received two doses, according to the latest figures published by the ministry.

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