Senegal, Mali report more COVID-19 confirmed cases

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-29 23:56:41|Editor: huaxia

DAKAR, April 29 (Xinhua) -- Senegalese and Malian health ministries reported Wednesday 59 and 58 new COVID-19 confirmed cases in the past 24 hours respectively.

For Senegal, Senegalese Ministry of Health and and Social Action said among the 800 virological tests done, 59 came back positive, including 51 follow-up contact cases and one community transmission case.

Nineteen patients have been declared negative and cured, bringing the total number of cured patients to 315, announced Senegalese Director General of Public Health Doctor Marie-Khemesse Ngom Ndiaye.

She added that two patients are in intensive care unit in two hospitals in Dakar, while the condition of other hospitalized patients is stable.

As for Senegal's neighboring country, Malian Ministry of Health and Social Affairs confirmed a total of 58 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bring the total number of confirmed cases to 482 in the country.

Compared with the 800 tests done in Senegal in the past 24 hours, Mali only had 172 done, among which 58 came back positive, including 52 located in capital city Bamako.

Malian health authorities also reported a new death related to COIVD-19 and seven patients cured.

So far, Senegal has reported 882 confirmed cases, including nine deaths and 315 cured since March 2, while Mali has confirmed 482 cases, including 25 deaths and 129 cured since March 25.

Senegal has isolated itself since March 20 with the suspension of all its international flights, while the issuance of special authorizations to circulate throughout the national territory has been suspended until further notice on the background of the state of and curfew extended to May 4.

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita declared a state of health emergency in Mali on March 25 evening and instituted a curfew from March 26. Enditem