Two COVID-19 variant cases reported in Tunisian capital

2021-02-20 16:55:50 GMT2021-02-21 00:55:50(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

TUNIS, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- A senior Tunisian health official on Saturday announced that two people have been tested positive for a new variant of COVID-19 in the governorate of Tunis.

"The first lab tests did not demonstrate a particular gravity of this new variant, either in terms of symptoms or the speed of spread," the Director General of Health at the Health Ministry, Faycel Ben Salah, said during a press conference.

Tunisian Health Ministry on Friday night reported 725 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections in the country to 226,740.

The death toll from the virus rose by 35 to 7,719. While the total number of recoveries reached 187,753. Enditem

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