Seven patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers in Shilao (5), Adibara (1) in Gash Barka Region; and, the Nyala Hotel (1) in Asmara in the Central Region.
All the patients are nationals who returned from Sudan and Ethiopia recently. The patient in Asmara is one of those quarantined on arrival from Ethiopia with a Chartered Flight two weeks ago.
On the other hand, six patients who were receiving medical treatment in hospitals in Gash Barka Region have recovered fully and have been released from these facilities.
The total number of recovered patients to-date accordingly stands at 364.
The total number of confirmed cases in the country to-date has risen to 405.
Ministry of Health
8 October 2020