Eritrea records highest daily increase as 74 new COVID-19 cases confirmed


The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Eritrea has risen to 955 after the Red Sea nation recorded 74 new cases of COVID-19 within a 24-hour period, the Eritrea Ministry of Health reported on Friday.

This is so far the highest daily increase in the country.

A statement from the ministry said, “74 patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers in Gash Barka Region in various districts in Eritrea’s capital, Asmara and in the Central Region.”

The total number of confirmed cases in the country to date has accordingly risen to 955, said the statement.

The Eritrea Ministry of Health also said one patient who was receiving medical treatment for COVID-19 illness has fully recovered, pushing the total number of recovered patients to date to 600.

The nation has so far recorded only one COVID-19 related death.

Eritrea confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 21. Since then, the government has implemented a series of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

These include a nationwide lockdown, ban on all non-essential local and international flights as well as banning various trading activities and transactions during the lockdown period. Enditem

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