Senegal's COVID-19 cases rise to 6,586 with 127 new infections

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DAKAR, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action reported 127 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the country's total number of infections to 6,586.

According to the ministy's director of prevention El Hadj Mamadou Ndiaye, a total of 1,179 tests were carried out during the past 24 hours, among which 127 came back positive.

Among the 127 new cases, 104 are follow-up contact cases, 15 are community transmission cases and 2 are imported ones detected in Saint Louis, northern border city with Mauritania.

This is the first time that imported cases are detected in Saint Louis after Senegal and Mauritania opened their borders on June 22.

Ndiaye said that the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 105 with three addional deaths registered in the past 24 hours across Senegal, while the number of patients discharged from hospitals and treatment centers reached 4,291 after 36 patients tested negative.

So far, Senegal has reported 6,586 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 105 deaths and 4,291 recoveries, since the outbreak of the pandemic in Senegal on March 2. Enditem

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