The country’s Coronavirus cases stands at 11 in which four of them have been discharged from the hospital after testing negative for the virus. PHOTO| FILE.
According to the press release from the Burundi’s ministry for health, five more people have tested positive for the COVID-19 after the tests that were conducted earlier this week.
An intervention team from the ministry of health undertook tests on April 18 and 19 where 204 were tested for the virus, “out of 198 tests 5 cases were diagnosed positive for the virus,” the statement read from the country’s health ministry.
The country’s Coronavirus cases stands at 11 in which four of them have been discharged from the hospital after testing negative for the virus.
“They are now set free to go and meet their family members after the recent tests confirmed they were free from the virus,” said Burundi’s health minister Thadee Ndikumana.
Burundi has six active COVID-19 cases after one person succumbed due to the virus last week.
The pandemic has hit countries worldwide reaching 2,356,414 cases by April 21, 2020. Drowning 160,120 fatalities and 653,798 recoveries according to the World Health Organistion. So far 213 countries have been affected. USA is the most affected country with 787,960 cases.
Africa has registered 14,863 cases of COVID-19, 700 deaths and 4,592 recoveries.
In East Africa Kenya and Tanzania had confirmed more cases than any other member state standing at 281 and 254 respectively. While Rwanda (147), South Sudan (4), and Burundi (11).