Mali’s health authorities reported on Saturday 45 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 370 in the country.
According to the Malian Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, 31 out of the 45 new confirmed cases were detected in Bamako while 8 were reported within the UN mission in Douentza, Mopti Region.
The ministry also announced 4 recovery cases.
So far, the West African country has reported 370 positive cases, including 21 deaths and 91 recovery cases, since the beginning of the pandemic in the country on March 25.
A total of 1,920 close contacts are under observation by the country’s health authorities.
As a measure to contain the spread of the virus, the Malian government has decided to extend the closure of all education establishments from April 9 to May 9.
The government declared a state of health emergency on March 25 evening and instituted a curfew from March 26. Enditem