Somalia suffers deadliest day of Covid-19 this year

The country sees a rise in new infections despite intensive awareness efforts to contain the spread of the virus in the population.

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Somalia suffers deadliest day of Covid-19 this year

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia suffered its deadliest day from the coronavirus since the start of this year, with health authorities reporting 9 fatalities on Tuesday and 2 on Monday.

The country sees a rise in new infections despite intensive awareness efforts to contain the spread of the virus in the population.

The country's COVID-19 death toll rose to 163 and the health ministry reported 100 new infections in the last 24 hours, including 92 cases recorded in Mogadishu.

The total COVID-19 confirmed positive cases of Somalia up to date is now 5,373, said Fowsiya Yusuf Abikar, the outgoing health minister of Somalia during a press conference.

The minister denied reports circulated on Social media that 30 people had died of lack of oxygen at the Martini Hospital in Mogadishu, warning people against spreading false and unfounded news.

It is the worst loss of life from the virus since the disease first reemerged as the second wave of COVID-19 after the country reopened international flights, according to a tally compiled by the ministry of health.

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