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Announcement from the Ministry of Health

Sixty eight patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers and OPD Services in the Central, Gash Barka and Anseba Regions.

Out of these, forty one patients are from Quarantine Centers (38) and OPD Services (3) in Asmara, Central Region.

Twenty six patients are from Quarantine Centers in Adi Bara (14), Agordat (5), Barentu (4), Ali Ghidir (2) and Om-Hajer (1) in Gash Barka Region. One patient is from OPD Services in Keren, Anseba Region.

On the other hand, thirty three patients who have been receiving medical treatment in hospitals in Gash Barka Region (22), and Central Region (11) have recovered fully and released from these facilities. Sadly a 55-year old patient who has been receiving treatment in the hospital in Asmara, and, a 50-year old patient from the hospital in Tessenie have died due to COVID-19.

The total number of confirmed cases in the country to-date has risen to 1320.

The total number of recovered patients to-date stands at 676 while the number of deaths is three.

Ministry of Health
31 December 2020


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