Djibouti, April 06, 2020 — Djibouti’s Ministry of Health on Monday announced 31 new COVID-19 cases, eventually bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Horn of Africa nation to 90.
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“We conducted medical tests on 513 people in the last 24 hours, with 31 people testing positive for COVID-19,” the Djiboutian Ministry of Health disclosed in a statement issued on Monday.
According to the ministry, some nine people who have been tested positive for COVID-19 have so far recovered from the virus.
The Red Sea nation confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on Wednesday March 18, 2020.
Djibouti, which lies on a key location connecting the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, hosts a number of foreign military bases and is the main sea outlet for landlocked Ethiopia.
In late December 2019, Chinese officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, in central China. Since then, cases of the novel coronavirus – named COVID-19 by the WHO – have been reported in every corner of the globe, including Russia.
On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. To date, approximately 1,300,000 people have been infected worldwide and roughly 70,500 deaths have been reported. That said, over 265,000 individuals have recovered from the illness across the globe.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
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