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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.

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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