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Tunisia / Covid-19: New record in terms of vaccination with 596,164 doses administered on Sunday


AA / Tunisia

The second national coronavirus vaccination day, decided by President Kaïs Saïed, took place on Sunday in Tunisia for the population aged 18 to 39 registered on the Evax vaccination platform, including students, in 405 vaccination centers scattered throughout the country.

According to the monitoring cell of the Ministry of Health, 596,164 doses were administered during this Sunday day.

During the first national immunization day, which took place on Sunday August 8 in Tunisia, 551,008 people over the age of 40 received a dose of the vaccine.

“In two days, we administered more than a million doses,” said the director general of military health, Mustapha Ferjani, during his intervention on a local radio, adding that “Tunisia has reached a new vaccination record “.

And to explain that “nearly a million appointment confirmation messages have been sent and that more than 50% of those concerned have responded to this invitation.”

The director general of military health affirmed that the health authorities of the country intend to organize other national days of vaccination against the coronavirus, bringing forward the date of August 29, 2021 which will be devoted to people who did not show up for the appointments. Sunday.

“We will continue to operate in the same way in order to avoid clutter and mess,” he added.

The Ministry of Health also announced that as of August 14, 2021, 1,748 new contaminations were recorded in Tunisia, out of 8,808 tests carried out, thus establishing the percentage of positive tests at 19.85% and bringing the results contamination in 625,688 cases.

According to the daily bulletin of the Ministry of Health, 24 new deaths were recorded on August 14, bringing the toll of victims of the virus in Tunisia to 21,905 dead, while the toll of cures shows 5,465 new cases of remission , which brings the total toll since the appearance of the virus to 569,736 recoveries.

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