COVID-19: 1 more death, 58 new confirmed cases of infection reported nationwide
04/04/2020 20:38, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) – One more death from COVID-19 and 58 new confirmed cases of infection with the virus have been recorded in the country, bringing the total number of deaths to 19 and confirmed cases to 553 as of April 3, 2020, the Health Ministry said Saturday.

The overall tests for COVID-19 have reached 6485 as at April 3, it added.

Deaths from the virus are distributed as follows: 3 in Sfax, 1 in Sousse, 3 in Ariana, 1 in Kef, 1 in Mahdia, 1 in Tataouine, 1 in Bizerte, 2 in Tunis, 2 in Medenine, 2 in Manouba, 1 in Sidi Bouzid and 1 in Nabeul.

The cases of infections are distributed over 22 governorates as follows: Tunis 131, Ariana 69, Ben Arous 54, Manouba 16, Nabeul 11, Zaghouan 2, Bizerte 15, Beja 1, Le Kef 5, Sousse 48, Monastir 27, Mahdia 10, Sfax 29, Kairouan 4, Kasserine 2, Sidi Bouzid 5, Gabes 7, Médenine 58, Tataouine 17, Gafsa 10, Tozeur 1 and Kebili 30.

Within the framework of the continuous monitoring of arrivals, 19,174 people have been placed in self-isolation, 18,666 of whom have completed the period of health monitoring and 508 are still in quarantine, the Health Ministry also said.

It warned that the spread of the virus may accelerate due to the failure to comply with preventive measures observed in several regions of the country.

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