Eritrea’s confirmed COVID-19 cases hit 1,252


The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Eritrea rose to 1,252 after the Red Sea nation reported 32 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the Eritrean Ministry of Health said.

The ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that the 32 patients were diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out at quarantine centers in the Central and Gash Barka Regions as well as at Outpatient Department (OPD) treatment services in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea.

The ministry said 643 COVID-19 patients had recovered from the infectious virus.

The country has recorded only one COVID-19 related death.

On Tuesday, Eritrea recorded 181 new cases of COVID-19 within a 24-hour period, setting the highest-daily increase in the country.

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

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

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