Photo taken on March 24, 2020 shows a seaside road amid curfew in Dakar, Senegal. Monday night, during his speech to the Nation, Senegalese President Macky Sall declared a state of emergency from midnight Monday across the national territory, along with a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day. Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action confirmed on Tuesday that seven new cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected across Senegal, bringing the total number to 86 cases. (Xinhua/Xing Jianqiao)
Photo taken on March 24, 2020 shows a seaside road amid curfew in Dakar, Senegal. Monday night, during his speech to the Nation, Senegalese President Macky Sall declared a state of emergency from midnight Monday across the national territory, along with a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day. Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action confirmed on Tuesday that seven new cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected across Senegal, bringing the total number to 86 cases. (Xinhua/Xing Jianqiao)

Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action reported 31 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bring the total number of infections to 3,161 in the country.

Among the 551 tests carried out by the health authorties in the past 24 hours, 31 came back positive, Senegalese health minister Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr said at the daily briefing.

They were 28 follow-up contact cases and only three community transmission cases, he said.

Sarr also announced that 50 more patients were cured, bring the total of recoveries to 1,565.

The minister confirmed the death toll rose to 36 across the country, and the number of patients in intensive care units rose to 18.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic on March 2, Senegal has reported a total of 3,161 confirmed cases, including 2,789 follow-up contact cases, 89 imported ones and 283 community-transmission ones.

According to Chinese Embassy in Senegal, a third batch of medical supplies from Chinese government to Senegal is expected to arrive by the end of May.

Senegal, isolating itself since March 20, is in a state of emergency until June 2 with a curfew imposed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. It is also mandatory to wear masks at all public places. Enditem

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