JUBA – Coronavirus cases in South Sudan on Wednesday surpassed the 200 line, the country’s taskforce on COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, announced.
In a press statement seen by Sudans Post, the taskforce said a total of 9 positive cases were registered on Monday Wednesday after the public health laboratory in Juba tested 108 samples.
This, the taskforce said, brings the overall number of coronavirus cases in South Sudan to 203.
“Of the confirmed cases, contact was one, three alerts, one suspect and four from Juba zones,” the taskforce explained.
It added that three of all confirmed cases were males while females counted for six cases with overall age range between 18 and 62 years.
The taskforce commended the sacrifices of health workforce and other front-line workers in fighting COVID-19 pandemic and urged the finance ministry to avail funds needed for incentivizing health and front-line workers.
The increase in coronavirus cases in South Sudan comes days after the government eased restrictions which were imposed as part of measures to help control the spread of the virus in the country.