Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action reported on Thursday 95 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases registered in the country to 3,348.

During the daily briefing, the Director General of Public Health Dr. Marie-Khemess Ngom Ndiaye, informed that out of 991 tests conducted in the past 24 hours, 95 returned positive, including 86 follow-up contact cases and nine community transmission ones.

A record 100 patients have been cured, bringing the total recovered cases to 1,686 since the outbreak of the pandemic on March 2 in the country, she said.

The number of patients under intensive care dropped from 20 to 19, while the number of deaths rose to 39.

Despite controversy, Senegal has decided to continue with the treatment of COVID-19 with the combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin.

Senegal is in a state of health emergency until June 2, with a curfew imposed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., while all international passenger flights are suspended until May 31. As in other West African countries, wearing a mask is mandatory in all public places.

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