Regions-COVID-19: Number of deaths and cases of infections up
17/09/2020 19:48, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) – More deaths and cases of COVID-19 infection were reported in several regions of the country between Wednesday and Thursday.

In the governorate of Manouba, one death was recorded Thursday in the delegation of Tebourba. He is a 71-year-old man, admitted since September 6 at the Abderrahmen Mami hospital, Regional Director of Health Nabila Gaddour told TAP.

This death is the second case recorded in the region since the reopening of borders last June and the seventh since the spread of the epidemic.

In the governorate of Kef, 10 more cases of infection have been identified after the publication of the results of 73 tests carried out on September 14. The number of infected persons has increased to 336 cases in the region since August 14, including 185 cases detected in the city of Kef, according to Regional Director of Health Tarek Rajhi.

In the governorate of Tozeur, 8 people tested positive, Thursday, after the publication of the results of 86 tests performed.

In the governorate of Medenine, three more cases of infection have been discovered in Djerba and one case in Ben Guerdane out of 66 tests performed, Deputy Director of Basic Health in Medenine Zied Al Anz told TAP.

In the governorate of Gabes, sixteen more local infections have been discovered, after the publication, on Wednesday, of the results of 138 tests performed at the laboratory of COVID-19, information and health programmes officer at the regional health directorate Souad Yahyaoui told TAP.

The infections are distributed as follows: 14 in Gabès-Sud, 1 in El Hamma and 1 in Gabès-ville.

In the governorate of Gafsa, three more infections were detected, Thursday, in the delegations of El Ksar and Gafsa-Sud, bringing to 19 cases the number of infected patients, according to Salem Nasri, Regional Director of Health.

According to the same source, since the beginning of September, 14 cases of infection have been recorded in the city of El Ksar, including two cases imported from France and Togo.

The region has 86 infected people and only one death since the spread of the epidemic, the same source added to TAP.

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