COVID-19 fatalities reported January 21 hit record high of 100 (Health Minister)
22/01/2021 14:43, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - Tunisia reported, Thursday, a new record high of fatalities due to COVID-19, reaching 100 deaths in one day, Health Minister Faouzi Mehdi said Friday.

In a statement to the media on the fringes of ceremony to hand over an American donation to Tunisia, the minister expressed concern about this alarming figure considered as the highest since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country.

Mehdi pointed out that the Scientific Committee to Combat the Coronavirus will convene on Friday afternoon, to propose to the national authority the measures that should be taken to further stem the pandemic, two days before the end of the targeted lockdown.

The outcome of the general lockdown (from January 14 to 17, 2021) and the targeted lockdown (from January 18 to 24) will be evaluated in the next two weeks.

On January 20, Tunisia recorded a total of 190,884 confirmed infections, including 137,460 recoveries and 5,989 fatalities.

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