Tunisia's total COVID-19 cases exceed 40,000

2020-10-17 22:05:36 GMT2020-10-18 06:05:36(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

TUNIS, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- Tunisian Health Ministry on Saturday night reported 5,752 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 40,542 including 626 deaths in the country.

The ministry recorded 901 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, said a ministry statement.

A total of 297,513 lab tests have been carried out by Oct. 16, of which 13.6 percent proved positive, according to the statistical document of the ministry.

Several provinces in the country have declared a nighttime curfew to curb the spread of the pandemic. Enditem