Two deaths and a number of new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in two states of Sudan, with no recovery cases recorded, bringing the number of suspected cases since the beginning of the pandemic to 86,991.
On Sunday, the Sudanese Ministry of Health announced that the report for suspected and confirmed COVID cases on Friday, December 25, showed 3 confirmed new cases in the River Nile State north of the country.
The Sudanese health authorities had warned of the outbreak of the pandemic in its fourth wave, and noted that the rate of spread of the virus is heading towards the “danger stage”.
The health authorities indicated on Friday the two deaths recorded were in the River Nile State and in West Kordofan.
The Ministry of Health stated that the total number of suspected cases since the beginning of the pandemic rose to 86,991, including 46,079 positive cases.
The ministry also stated that the number of people who have recovered since the beginning of the pandemic has totaled 38,628.
The Ministry of Health appealed to the necessity of wearing masks, washing hands with soap and water, using sterilizers, and prompt reporting in case of symptoms, as well as promoting healthy behaviors, avoiding handshakes, and social distancing.
Last week, the Minister of Health, Haitham Muhammad Ibrahim, warned that the rate of infection with COVID had reached 3%.
The health agent in charge revealed the government’s tendency to make it mandatory to receive vaccination through linking government transactions to the vaccination certificate.
“We are doing our best to confront the Corona pandemic,” Ibrahim said.
The health authorities in Sudan complained about the citizens’ reluctance to get vaccinated, in addition to poor commitment to required health measures.