Sunday June 6, 2021
FILE PHOTO: Boxes of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine provided through the global COVAX initiative arrive at the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia Monday, March 15, 2021. (Farah Abdi Warsameh via VCG)
Somalia on Sunday reported 19 new COVID-19 infections from a sample size of 941 tests conducted over the past 24 hours, bringing the country's total number of cases to 14,748.
According to data published by the ministry of health, the country's death toll remains at 773 as no new fatalities were registered in the period.
Of the new cases, 10 were female while 9 were male.
Some 38 people recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of successful recoveries to 6,943.
Somalia rolled out its mass vaccinations on March 16, having received 300,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines under the COVAX facility.
On April 11, the horn of African country received 200,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccines donated by China to boost its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.