Announcement from the Ministry of Health

Eighteen patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Testing Stations in the Central and Gash Barka Regions.

Out of these, seventeen patients are from Testing Stations in Asmara, Central Region. The last patient is from Testing Station in Barentu, Gash Barka Region.

On the other hand, forty-two patients who have been receiving medical treatment in hospitals in the Central (31), and Northern Red Sea (11) Regions have recovered fully and have been discharged from these facilities. Sadly, 77 years old patient in the Central Region has passed away due to the pandemic.

The total number of recovered patients has accordingly increased to 8,913 while the number of deaths has risen to 96.

The total number of confirmed cases in the country to date has increased to 9,408.

Ministry of Health
Asmara

26 January 2022