Cameroon authorities say $35 million spent to fight COVID-19 since March, 385 deaths, 16k infections and 145k tests recorded

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Cameroonian authorities said on Friday that at least $35 million (20 billion CFA Francs) have been spent to combat COVID-19 since the country recorded its first confirmed case on March 5. At least 385 people have died and over 16000 infections have been recorded.

In a statement read at a press briefing on Friday, the ministry of health in Cameroon said over 14,000 people who contracted the virus have recovered while 145,000 tests have been conducted. At least 30 patients are on ventilators.

Death rate remains at 1.7 percent while recovery rate stands at 87.5 percent, the government said.

Authorities detailed how the money has been spent and called on Cameroonians to remain vigilant, saying the pandemic was far from over.


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