Somalia records highest number of Covid-19 cases in second wave

Mogadishu alone with a population of 3 million setting a new record daily high since the beginning of the year, with the largest number of infections of 190 confirmed after tests done at De Martini hospital.

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Somalia records highest number of Covid-19 cases in second wave

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The Ministry of Health for Somalia’s Federal Government says it has registered a steep surge in the number of Covid-19 cases amid fears of even higher numbers in the second wave.

Speaking in a press conference, outgoing Minister of Health Fowsiya Abikar said 198 new positive cases recorded in the past two days from across Jubaland, Southwest, Galmudug, HirShabelle, and Mogadishu.

"The total COVID-19 recoveries are now 3,781," she said, calling on the public to adhere to the health guidelines and practice all measures to prevent the deadly virus. 

Mogadishu alone with a population of 3 million setting a new record daily high since the beginning of the year, with the largest number of infections of 190 confirmed after tests done at De Martini hospital.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Somalia since the start of the pandemic in the country early last year has risen to 6,444, said the Ministry of Health, adding that the death toll climbed to 215.

The intensive care units (ICUs) at hospitals in Mogadishu run out of Oxygen, putting the lives of more people suffering from lungs problem and breathing complications at risk.

This is due to the massive embezzlement of the funds and supplies from international donors and WHO that intended to curb the COVID-19 pandemic in Somalia.

The top Somali government officials and the leadership of the Ministry of Health have been accused of using the donor funds for personal use due to lack of accountability and a strong justice system in the country.

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