DAR ES SALAAM — Tanzania has on Thursday April 16 registered 11 coronavirus infections, raising the country’s tally to 94, the health ministry announced.
Health minister Ummy Mwalimu in statement said the 11 were confirmed positive during tests that were conducted in the last 24 hours.
She said the total number of people who have died from COVID-19 in the country stands at four while 11 have recovered from the viral disease.
1191 contacts are under follow-up while 709 have graduated from 14 day mandatory quarantine.
The minister further urged Tanzanians to observe the directives by the health ministry such as social distancing and to avoid unnecessary congregation.
Meanwhile, Zanzibar has also announced that cases of novel coronavirus infection has reached 24 after six more patients tested positive.
All cases are Tanzanians who are residents of Kibweni, Magogoni, Kwarara, Kilinahewa Juu Amani and Kidoti – Zanzibar.
Just like on Wednesday, April 15, the cases that tested positive today include five men and one woman with the youngest being a 23-year-old.
The announcement was made by the minister of health Hamad Rashid Mohamed in a daily briefing regarding the COVID-19 development.
The pandemic has forced President John Pombe Magufuli administration to impose strict regulations that have put human activities at a standstill including air travel.