COVID-19 cases on the rise in S. Sudan, 149 new cases, and 3 new deaths from the virus
The infections are on the rise despite a ban on all social gatherings and church services.
The Ministry of Health has also confirmed 149 new cases from samples tested in the last 24 hours Also 3 new deaths were registered raising the total number of those who succumbed to the virus to 77.
According to the Juba Based media house, of the confirmed cases, 57 are from the government’s public health laboratory, 1 from Yei, 29 from Queens Medical Complex and 62 from Med Blue.
The cumulative confirmed cases of the virus in the country are now 5,562 and recoveries are still 3,769.
The number of COVID-19 cases has passed the 5,000 marks after 103 cases were confirmed on Saturday.
On Saturday, the Chief of Operations for COVID-19 at the Public Health Emergency Operation Centre in the ministry of health Dr. Angelo Guop Thon, said there are 10 patients admitted at the Infectious Disease Unit, three of which just passed away while seven remain stable.
The Ministry of Health is urging the public to strictly practice social distancing, wearing of facemask, handwashing, or sanitizing.