S. Sudan COVID-19 cases soar to 1,604 as the virus spreads

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Update on COVID-19

June 7, 2020 (Thessherald)–The number of COVID-19 cases in South Sudan on Sunday jumped to 1,604 after more people tested positive for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health announced this evening.

South Sudan has been ranked as the world’s most dangerous place to be during a pandemic, according to a new a study released this week by Hong Kong-based researchers.

At least 19 patients have died and 15 people fully recovered from the disease since its outbreak.

Among those who have recovered include: Dr. Riek Machar, First Vice-President of South Sudan, his wife Angelina Jany Teny, the Minister of Defence, Minister of Justice Madol Arol Kacuol, Minister of Information Michael Makuei, Minister of Environment Josephine Napon, and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affair Deng Dau Deng.

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