WorldCovid-19: Tunisia records a new record toll of 6,776 contaminations

Covid-19: Tunisia records a new record toll of 6,776 contaminations

AA / Tunis

Tunisia announced on Thursday that it had recorded 106 deaths from the coronavirus, as well as 6,776 contaminations, the heaviest daily toll since the appearance of the virus in the country.

The Tunisian Ministry of Health said in a statement that the total toll of contaminations rose to 426,876, including 15,065 deaths.

As a result, the balance sheet of citizens having recovered health shows 356,321 after having reported 1,880 new healings.

With 5,921 cases, Tunisia recorded, yesterday Wednesday, a record record never reached since the onset of the epidemic.

Tunisia has been hit hard for several days by a particularly virulent wave of contamination, hence the fear that the health system will not be able to cope with this unprecedented increase in cases of infection.

The Tunisian government on Tuesday stipulated a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. instead of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Government spokeswoman Hasna Ben Slimane also announced at a press conference on Friday that “the epidemiological situation in the country is critical”.

As of Thursday, 1,844,651 Tunisians have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine and 553,795 others have been inoculated with the second dose out of a total of 11,700,000 inhabitants, according to the Ministry of Health.

* Translated from Arabic by Hajer Cherni

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