DAR ES SALAAM — Eighty-Four (84) new coronavirus infections have been recorded in Tanzania, raising the total number of positive cases to 254, health minister Ummy Mwalimu has said on, Monday, April 20.
Ms. Mwalimu said that on the same day, three people had succumbed to the virus in Dar es Salaam.
The health minister further confirmed that 16 of the new cases were from Zanzibar as announced earlier on in the day by Zanzibar’s health minister.
Ms. Ummy Mwalimu also said that the patients from Tanzania Mainland are all admitted and that they are all doing well except four that require specialized care.
Meanwhile, the Parliament of Tanzania has confirmed that one Member of Parliament has contracted the novel coronavirus after he traveled to Dar es Salaam.
The revelation by the country’s Deputy speaker Dr. Tulia Ackson while postponing the house’s activities.
“The MP is receiving treatment and is doing well,” deputy speaker was quoted in local media.