COVID-19 regions: number of deaths and positive cases continues to increase
21/09/2020 20:53, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) – More deaths and cases of coronavirus infection were recorded between Sunday and Monday in different parts of the country.

In the governorate of Monastir, one more death was recorded on Sunday bringing the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 to 5.

Besides, 67 more cases of infection were discovered hence the current number of positive cases in the region has increased to 828, Regional Director of Health Hammouda Babba told TAP.

In the governorate of Sousse, 63 more people infected with coronavirus were registered on Sunday, including 11 among medical and paramedical staff working in the region, Head of Communication Service at the Regional Health Directorate, Hafisa Adheri told TAP.

According to the same source, the number of deaths rose to 19 cases after the death Sunday of a 61-year-old man from Akouda.

In the governorate of Mahdia, 9 more cases of infection were detected on Sunday, bringing the current number of infected people to 54.

In the governorate of Kebili, 5 more positive cases were recorded, bringing to 104 the current number of carriers of the virus.

In the governorate of Gabes, 16 more infections were discovered, Regional Director of Health, Riadh Chaouch, told TAP. These cases are distributed as follows: 5 in Mareth, 3 in El Hamma, 3 in Gabes Sud, 2 in Oudhref, 1 in Ghannouch, 1 Menzel Habib and 1 Métouia.

In the governorate of Sfax, 22 more people tested positive among 125 tests performed Sunday at the laboratory of the Habib Bourguiba University Hospital in Sfax, bringing to 365 the number of positive cases in the region, reads a statement issued Monday by the Regional Health Department of Sfax.

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