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Djibouti's COVID-19 cases surge to 1,518 as 117 new cases confirmed


Wednesday May 20, 2020

ADDIS ABABA, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Djibouti's Ministry of Health has announced 117 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Horn of Africa nation to 1,518 as of Tuesday morning.

The Djiboutian Ministry of Health, in a statement issued on early Tuesday disclosed that from a total of 813 people who were tested over the last 24 hours, some 117 were tested positive for the virus.

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The ministry also announced that some 1,018 people who have been infected with the COVID-19 have recovered as of the stated period, of whom 46 of the COVID-19 patients recovered over the past 24-hours period.

Djibouti has so far conducted a total of about 18,345 COVID-19 tests, according to the Djibouti Ministry of Health, which has reported seven COVID-19 deaths so far.

Djibouti reported its first COVID-19 case on March 18.

The Red Sea nation, which lies on a key location connecting the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, hosts a number of foreign military bases.


 



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