Somalia has registered the highest number of deaths in East Africa as the infection rate jumps to 436 on Sunday, health officials said.
Somalia’s health ministry has confirmed 46 new cases in the past day in the country.
Out of the 46 people to have tested positive for Covid-19, 33 are said to be males while 13 are females.
Five of the cases have been recorded in Puntland, a provincial authority in Somalia.
Moreover, five people have died from the infection so far bringing the total to 23 deaths.
Notably, Somalia is state of emergency since March, 2020.
A Somali doctor who operated with Benadir Regional authority Hodan Ali said Sunday in a tweet that they have received many cases of people suffering from flu with signs similar to Covid-19.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged in late 2019 in China’s Hubei province, and the virus has spread to 210 countries and territories since then.
To date, COVID-19 cases surpassed 1 853 000 globally, resulting in more than 423 721 recoveries and over 114 254 deaths.
On February 11, the WHO officially named the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as COVID-19, and on March 11, declared it a pandemic.