Announcement from the Ministry of Health

Twenty-seven patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers and Testing Stations in the Central, Southern, and Anseba Regions.

Out of these, ten patients are from Quarantine Center (3) and Testing Stations in Arbaete Asmara (1), Kehawta (1), Maekel-Ketema (1), Godaif (1), Paradiso (1), Gejeret (1), and Adi-Gombolo (1); Central Region. Sixteen patients are from Testing Station in Adi-Keih (5), Dubarwa (5), Mendefera (4), Senafe (1), and Adi-Gulti (1); Southern Region. The last patient is from Testing Station in Keren, Anseba Region.

On the other hand, thirty-two patients who have been receiving medical treatment in hospitals in Central (16) and Southern (16) Regions have recovered fully and have been discharged from these facilities. Sadly, 96 years old patient from Southern Region and 93 years old patient from Anseba Region have passed away due to the pandemic.

The total number of recovered patients has accordingly increased to 7,014 while the number of deaths has risen to 57.

The total number of confirmed cases in the country to date has increased to 7,250.


Source: Ministry of Information Eritrea