465 more cases of coronavirus, highest tally reported (Ministry of Health)
10/09/2020 17:41, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP)- 465 more cases of infection with the coronavirus, the highest daily tally since the outbreak of the pandemic, were registered on September 8, 2020, bringing the overall number of confirmed cases to 5882, the Health Ministry announced Thursday.

In its daily report on the epidemiological situation in the country, the Ministry added that 4,681 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded since the reopening of borders last June 27, including 591 imported and 4043 domestic cases (86.3%) and 49 deaths (1%).

The Ministry of Health stated that 88 patients (2.2%) are currently being treated in hospitals, of which 26 (0.67%) are in intensive care units. The number of active cases stands at 3874 (82%) and the number of symptomatic patients at 592 (15.3%).

The same source indicates that 3223 laboratory tests were carried out, including 124 involving patients previously diagnosed with the virus, bringing the total number of tests to 165,423.

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