MOGADISHU (SD) – Somalia on Monday reported 64 new COVID-19 infections from a sample size of 1,105 tests conducted over the past 24 hours barely two days after the country received third batch of COVID-19.
The cases bring the country’s total number of cases to 15,929.
According to data published by the ministry of health, 8 new fatalities were registered in the period.
So far, the disease killed 858 people since March 2020 when the country recorded its first case of the virus.
Of the new cases, 30 were female while 34 were male.
Some 24 people recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of successful recoveries to 7,783.
Somalia rolled out its mass vaccinations on March 16, having received 300,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines under the COVAX facility.
Last Sunday, Somalia received 108,000 additional doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to help intensify the fight against the pandemic in the country.
The vaccines were donated by the French government through the COVAX Facility in continued efforts to protect Somalia’s population from COVID-19.