Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action announced on Sunday 67 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of cases to 1,182 in the country.
During the daily briefing, the ministry’s spokesman Alyose Waly Diouf said that his department received the results of 810 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, of which 67 returned positive.
There are 62 follow-up contact cases and five community transmission cases, he said, adding that four additional patients are declared cured and four are in intensive care.
Senegalese president Macky Sall decided on Saturday night to extend the state of emergency and the curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., declared on March 24, until June 2, as part of of the measures taken against COVID-19.
In order to contain the spread of the pandemic, Senegalese health authorities have decided to strengthen the active search for cases of COVID-19 with the extrahospital isolation of asymptomatic cases.
Among the confirmed cases in the country, 975 are follow-up contact cases, 86 are imported cases and 121 are community transmission cases. Senegal has reported 9 deaths and 372 recovery cases since March 2. Enditem