Africa

A second confirmed coronavirus case in Senegal

A second patient tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Minister of Health of Senegal, Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr. He claims that the patient is an 80-year-old Frenchman who arrived in the country on February 29.

He is currently being treated in the same hospital as the first case in the infectious diseases department of the Fann hospital in Dakar, the capital. This second case brings the number of people infected on the African continent to 12.

The Minister of Health of Senegal, Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr
The Minister of Health of Senegal, Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr

Senegal is one of the rare countries in sub-Saharan Africa with a medical infrastructure capable of testing the coronavirus. Authorities say the country is well prepared to deal with the virus.

Other countries where people have been infected with coronavirus are Algeria – five, Egypt – two, Morocco – one, Nigeria – one, Tunisia – one.

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