Cameroon's confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 56

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-23 20:14:16|Editor: huaxia

YAOUNDE, March 23 (Xinhua) -- Cameroon reported on Monday 16 new cases of COVID-19 in three major cities of the country, bringing the total to 56, according to Cameroon's Minister of Public Health Manaouda Malachie.

"We have just tested 26 samples and 16 are positive... a total of 56 cases to date." Manaouda tweeted Monday morning, adding that 9 cases were reported in the country's commercial hub Douala, 6 in the capital Yaounde, and one in the western city of Bafoussam.

Manaouda did not give further details on the new cases. On Sunday evening, he told the national television CRTV that so far, most local transmissions in Cameroon took place in families.

Cameroon reported its first case on March 6. Two cases have been cured and discharged from hospital last week.