WORLD China sends in more medical supplies as Senegal's total COVID-19 cases reach 4,759

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China sends in more medical supplies as Senegal's total COVID-19 cases reach 4,759

Xinhua

19:47, June 11, 2020

DAKAR, June 11 (Xinhua) -- Senegal on Thursday reported 119 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total in the country to 4,759.

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A total of 1,164 tests were carried out in the past 24 hours, said Marie Khemesse Ngom Ndiaye, director-general of public health at the Ministry of Health and Social Actions, adding that 102 follow-up contact cases and 17 community-transmission cases were detected.

As infection cases in the West African nation keep rising, China is sending in more medical supplies to the country. According to the Chinese Embassy to Senegal, a new batch of medical supplies donation from the Chinese government is scheduled to arrive on June 17.

According to Senegal's Ministry of Health and Social Actions, for the second consecutive day, no additional imported cases was reported.

Total recoveries rose to 2,994 after 109 more patients were discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths related to COVID-19 reached 55 since the country reported its first confirmed case on March 2.

The Senegalese government has eased some restrictive measures imposed to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, but the country is still in a state of emergency, and all international air travel are suspended until June 30. Enditem

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