Tunisia reports 477 new COVID-19 cases, 8,100 in total

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Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)
(Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

The Tunisian health ministry has reported 477 new positive cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths, according to an official statement released Wednesday night.

The daily epidemiological report showed that the total number of COVID-19 cases in Tunisia has risen to 8,100 including 129 deaths.

A total of 2,309 patients have recovered from the virus in Tunisia while 5,662 others are still carrying the virus including 2,119 in grand Tunis area.

“The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients reached 149 including 46 patients in intensive care units,” it said.

Since June 27, when Tunisia reopened borders to tourists, 6,898 confirmed cases have been reported across the country, including 608 imported cases and 79 deaths.

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