Breaking: South Sudan records 28 cases of COVID-19 in single day

April 28, 2020 (Thessherald)–South Sudan’s government has for the first time registered one of the biggest single-day spikes in the COVID-19 cases since the outbreak of the disease in 2019, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 34.

The High-Level Task Force on the COVID-19 Pandemic confirmed on Tuesday, in its forty update of COVID-19, that the country’s Ministry of Health had taken blood samples for 139 people, of whom 28 of them were tested positive.

“The High-Level Taskforce on COVID-19 Pandemic held its 38th Meeting on the afternoon of Tuesday 28th April 2020 under the Chairmanship of H. E. Dr Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, the First Vice President and Deputy Chairman of the High-Level Taskforce on COVID-19 Pandemic.”

Adding that, “The High-Level Taskforce was briefed on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation in South Sudan, the Region and the Globe by the Honourable Minister for Health.”

Meanwhile, The High-Level Taskforce on the COVID-19 pandemic noted that among the 28 confirmed cases, 10 of them were equivocal and must be retested.

“The Honourable Minister informed the Taskforce that on Tuesday 28th April 2020, that the Public Health Laboratory released 139 results. Of these, twenty-eight (28) cases were confirmed positive while ten (10), including 2 truck drivers at Nimule Border Crossing were equivocal and need a retest,” the statement said.

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