Thirteen patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today in Asmara, Central Region.
Four of the patients are nationals who were at Quarantine Centers in Asmara after their return from Uganda a few days ago on a Chartered Flight while the nine other patients are residents in Asmara with no recent history of travel abroad.
The number of Eritreans who are returning home through irregular routes from Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti and Yemen continues to rise and has reached 26,893 so far.
On the other hand, eight patients who were receiving medical treatment in hospitals in Asmara have recovered fully and have been released from these facilities.
The total number of recovered patients to-date accordingly stands at 580.
The total number of confirmed cases in the country to-date has risen to 754.
Ministry of Health
19 December 2020