Somalia confirms 51 new Covid-19 cases, country’s tally at 722

Somalia has announced that 51 new people have tested positive for Coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

This takes the total Covid-19 cases in the Horn of Africa country to 722. One death was also recorded taking the death toll to 32.

In addition, 10 new patients have recovered, taking the total recoveries to 44.

Somalia’s Minister of Health and Social Care Fowziya Abikar Nur announced that 37 o the new cases are from Banadir region (Mogadishu and its environs), 12 from Puntland and 2 from Galmudug state.

She added that 32 of the cases are male while 19 are female.

Only Djibouti has recorded more Covid-19 cases than Somalia in the Eastern African region with over 1100 confirmed cases while Sudan has the highest number of deaths at 41.

The rapid spread of the deadly disease among the population, especially in the capital, Mogadishu, is worrying and health experts have warned of a health disaster should the trend continues.