COVID-19: South Sudan hit 655 cases
On Saturday, May 23, 2020, South Sudan confirmed 92 new cases of COVID-19 increasing the total number to 655.
Michael Makuei Lueth, Information Ministry spokesman of South Sudan speaks to media at a past event. /Getty Images.
The government reported new cases confirmed after testing 218 samples. Dr. Makur Koryom, Health Ministry’s Undersecretary, New cases include 71 males and 13 females. He also noted that 60 new cases are contacts of previous cases. Koryom has called South Sudanese people to follow the instruction of the Ministry of Health to flatten the curve of spreading the virus.
The undersecretary disclosed the number of deaths has risen to 8, while the tally of recovered remains at 6.
According to Minister of Information Michael Makuei, 10 cabinet ministers of South Sudan tested positive for COVID-19 so far. Makuei also got a positive result but is asymptomatic. The government said the ministers are under self-quarantine and in good condition.