Tanzania’s coronavirus cases soar to 480 as 196 more test positive

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Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa (R)
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AT Reporter

Dar es Salaam – Tanzania has recorded 196 more positive (COVID-19) cases rising the country’s total  to 480. Out of the 196 new cases, 174 are from mainland Tanzania and the other 22 from Zanzibar.

While making the announcement earlier today, Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said the country had also registered six more deaths bringing the number of fatalities to 16 since the virus was first case was recorded in Tanzania over a month ago.

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According to Premier Majaliwa, the number of those who have recovered from the virus now stood at 167 from 48, adding that out of those who have healed 36 are from Zanzibar while 83 are from mainland Tanzania.

Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli

He reiterated President John Pombe Magufuli’s call, urging Tanzanians to stop disseminating false information on the deaths because not every death has to be related to the novel coronavirus

Elsewhere, as of 28th April 2020, Kenya had reported 374 confirmed cases of COVID-19, Rwanda had 207, and Uganda had 79 confirmed cases.

Globally, at least 3,151,466 people had contracted the disease since it broke out in China in December 2019. Out of those infected, some 964,284 had recovered while 218,471 had succumbed to the virus.

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