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COVID-19 death toll stands at 34 in the country

By Manyuon Mayen Manyuon

The coronavirus death across the country has soared to 34 as the overall cases of the pandemic stand at 1,892 according to the new report on Sunday evening.

Dr. Richard Laku, the Incident Manager of the coronavirus at the National Ministry of Health said over the weekend that at least10 new cases were confirmed on Sunday, bringing the total cases to 1,892 in the country.

“In the last 24 hours, 54 samples were tested and results released. Out of these, 10 tested positive for COVID-19. Out of the new cases identified, 7 are male adults and 3 are female adults,” he explained.

The total of the recoveries since the pandemic broke out in April have so far reached to 169 countrywide.  

The Public Health Laboratory has also reported that the total number of tests performed from April up to Sunday last week rest at 10,038 across the country.

On Sunday, Dr. Mathew Tut, Director of Preparedness and Emergency Operations for COVID-19 at the National Ministry of Health said though the long preexisting backlog was cleared, there was an approximate of about 3,000 backlogs in the Laboratory being from Nimule town only.  

“We only remain with samples that are coming from Nimule, which are about 3,000 samples.

He said the latest backlog in the Laboratory would get cleared off within a week given the improving capacity of the laboratory

“The laboratory is also developing a new strategy that is called barge testing and that barge testing will clear the backlog. I think within one week time, we would be able to clear the backlog,” Dr. Tut said.  

South Sudan has 1,689 active cases of Sunday according to the weekly brief.

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