Burkina Faso has registered 24 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 99, Marial Ouedraogo, national coordinator of the response to the Coronavirus epidemic, said on Monday during a press conference.
“As of March 22, we have registered 24 new cases of Covid-19 which brings the number of positive cases to 99, including 60 men and 39 women, and four deaths cases in total,” said Ouedrago, indicating that “there are very few patients in critical condition”.
The government information service, a gouverment body to publish official information, had declared the deaths of five people yesterday, but the health authorities have corrected the number to four on Monday.
“The 99 confirmed cases are as follows: 89 in Ouagadougou, four in Bobo-Dioulasso, one in Hounde, two in Dedougou, one in Banfora and two in Boromo,” Ouedrago said.
Areas with confirmed cases such as the National Assembly, the airport and a clinic have been disinfected, added Ouedrago.
The government on March 20 evening announced a curfew throughout the territory from 7 p.m. (19:00 GMT) to 5 a.m., and a closure of land, air and rail borders. These measures have became effective from midnight March 21.
Burkina Faso reported its first confirmed COVID-19 case on March 9. Enditem