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S. Sudan remains second infectious in the region

By Manyuon Mayen Manyuon

South Sudan has remained the second most infectious Country in the East African Region after Kenya despite declines in the cases.

South Sudan Coronavirus cases now stands at 2,098 as of yesterday, with 40 deaths and 824 recoveries.

The Country has seen a drastic rise in the number of recoveries in the past weeks.

At least 824 recoveries have been reported in the country since the outbreak in April.

The East African Member States update gives an insight of how the member states were faring with the Coronavirus.

The overall coronavirus patients in the East African Region are 12,900 with 229 death cases recorded.

The breakdown indicates that Kenya has 8,067 cases among which 164 are fatalities as of Tuesday.

Uganda has 953 cases with zero death whereas Rwanda got 1,113 cases with 3 deaths.

Burundi has proven to be a country with least cases as it recorded 191 with a single death since the outbreak.  

Tanzania which was declared Coronavirus free by President John Magopuli has 509 with 21 fatalities recorded.

On Sunday, Dr. Wamala Joseph Francis, the WHO Country’s Preparedness and International Health Regulation Officer told the journalists in Juba during weekly press briefing that the Health agency was urging the countries to do more testing of the virus.

According to the health professional, the strategy would be the only way to trap and detect more cases of the pandemic.

He added that proper contacts tracing and management of the cases were going to be the only options for the countries to fight the virus. 

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