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COVID-19: South Sudan confirmed 481 cases, 5 deaths

On May 20, 2020, South Sudan reported 134 new cases of COVID-19 which brings the total cases in the country to 481.

FILE PHOTO: A member of a medical team wearing protective suit sanitizes cargo that arrived inside a plane at the airfield, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Juba International Airport in Juba, South Sudan. REUTERS/Jok Solomun

The Health Minister's Undersecretary, Dr. Makur Koryom, announced the new positive cases confirmed after testing 270 samples in the last 48 hours. The country has registered five deaths related to COVID-19 so far, the health official added. According to the Health Department of South Sudan, 80 percents of confirmed cases are males.

Koryom disclosed that the government is seeing a lot of suspicious deaths in the community, so it is important that the patient should come to the hospital as early as possible to reduce the death rate. He noted that Dr. John Garang Infectious Diseases Unit is prepared to provide treatment for COVID-19 patients in the country.

Source: Radio Tamazuj

#SouthSudan, #Coronavirus

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