COVID-19: Togo’s Cases Now Over 1,000

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Togo’s tally of COVID-19 cases reached 1,001 on Wednesday with 13 new cases reported in the last day, according to the latest report from the Health and Public Hygiene Ministry.

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So far, 690 recoveries and 21 deaths have been recorded, the report said.

It added that in recent weeks, the country saw a rise in new infections.

Togo is experiencing new outbreaks of the epidemic in the central and northern regions, Djibril Mohaman, the National Coordinator for COVID-19 response, told a press conference on Wednesday.

“Over the coming two weeks, there will be an increase in confirmed cases after the monitoring of the contacts,’’ he said.

In mid-July, the Togolese government began to gradually lift preventive measures, as data then showed that the COVID-19 situation in the country had stabilised.

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