COVID-19: nineteen more infections reported, including twelve domestic (ministry)
09/08/2020 19:48, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP)- Nineteen more cases of infection with COVID-19, including twelve domestic, were recorded on August 8, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.

The overall number of confirmed infections therefore rises to 1,697.

In its daily report on the epidemiological situation in the country, the Health Department said from 1,283 tests conducted, including 17 to follow up former patients, 26 tests came out positive. This includes 19 new cases (12 domestic and 7 imported) and 7 patients previously diagnosed with the virus who tested positive.

The total number of recoveries is at 1,263. The death toll stands at 51. There are so far 383 active cases which are being followed up, including 13 people hospitalised, said the statement.

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