Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action announced on Thursday 104 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 6,233 since the outbreak of the pandemic.
The death toll related to COVID-19 rose slightly to 94 with one additional death, while the number of people discharged from hospitals increased by 90, bringing the total number of recoveries to 4,162 since March 2, the ministry’s spokesman Dr. Alyose Waly Diouf said.
Dr. Abdoulaye Bousso, director of the Health Emergency Operation Center of Senegal, told local media that “we are almost reaching a plateau. We are reporting around 100 cases per day, it’s been almost two weeks since it lasts. This plateau can be a peak.”
However, he admitted that Senegal does not have the means to “test all Senegalese”, but rather targets “people with symptoms and vulnerable groups”.
During a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, President Macky Sall learned that he was in contact with a person tested positive for COVID-19. Following a test which came back negative, he decided to put himself under quarantine, as a precaution, for two weeks, until July 8.
Also on Wednesday, Chinese Embassy in Dakar handed over a donation of medical supplies from the Chinese government to Senegalese First Lady’s foundation Serve Senegal.
This donation will help the foundation to further provide assistance to children, women and other vulnerable social groups in Senegal. Enditem