By Abdiaziz Loyal – Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, April 13, 2020.
The Djibouti government reported on Monday, April 13, 2020, 83 new Coronavirus cases, which brings the country’s total cases to 298, the highest in the Horn of Africa.
The Horn of Africa is the easternmost projection of the African continent, containing the countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia.
Coronavirus deaths also stand at two in the country. Health Minister Dr. Salah Banotia also confirmed that 41 patients have recovered from the disease.
The Health Ministry over the weekend reported the second COVID-19 inflicted death after the first COVID-19, last Thursday.
Djibouti, which reported its first confirmed case on March 18, has so far conducted about 4,451 COVID-19 tests, according to the Ministry of Health.
Ethiopia has 74, three deaths. Somalia is at 60 with two deaths and Eritrea has 34 confirmed cases with zero death.
At least 210 countries are affected by COVID-19, with total confirmed cases at 1,924,679 and 119,692 deaths.