Somalia’s Covid-19 cases near 2,000 as death toll rises to 78

Somalia has recorded 60 new Covid-19 cases and five more deaths, bringing the total cases in the country to 1,976 and the death toll to 78.

The Ministry of Health and Social Care announced that Jubbaland regional state recorded the highest number of cases in the last 24 hours with 32 cases, followed by the breakaway region of Somaliland with 18 cases while Banadir region recorded six cases and Galmudug state confirmed four new cases.

Fifty three of the new cases are male while seven are female. Seven more people have recovered bringing the total number of recoveries to 348, the ministry said.