Tanzania Covid19 cases rise to 88

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Hon. Ummy Mwalimu, Minister of Health of Tanzania [R]

Tanzania has recorded new 35 COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 88.

Of these, four people have died from the virus.

Health minister Ummy Mwalimu said Wednesday that the 29 were confirmed positive during tests that were conducted on Tuesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

“All the patients are Tanzanian nationals whereby 26 are in Dar es Salaam, two are in Mwanza while one is in Kilimanjaro,” Mwalimu is quoted by The Citizen Tanzania as saying.

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She said while the patients were under treatment, the task of looking for those that they had come into contact with has already started.

Mwalimu’s counterpart for the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, Hamad Rashid Mohammed, announced six new Covid-19 cases in the Isles, saying one of them (of the six) had died.

According to Mwalimu, the total number of people who have died from Covid-19 in the country stands at four while 11 have recovered from the viral disease.

The minister further urged Tanzanians to observe the directives by the health ministry such as social distancing and to avoid unnecessary congregation.

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