Some people wear masks as they walk by the entrance to the Yaounde General Hospital in Yaounde on March 6, 2020 as Cameroon has confirmed its first case of the COVID-19 coronavirus (Photo by - / AFP)

Confirmed COVID-19 cases soar to 509 in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, April 3 Xinhua | Cameroon on Friday reported 203 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 509, Health Minister Manaouda Malachie said at a press briefing.

Among those 509 cases, there are eight deaths including a health professional, and 17 recoveries, he added.

The Cameroonian health authorities tested 800 people, “mostly travelers,” before obtaining positive results for the 203 new cases who are asymptomatic, Manaouda tweeted later in the evening.

“Our active case finding strategy is starting to pay off,” he added.

Cameroon has the second largest caseload of coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa after South Africa, which has more than 1,500 confirmed cases, according to official statistics.

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  1. The GOC is playing with fire.
    COVID-19 will destroy LRC .



    1. the criminals ruling the Country, by design or omission, do not take the threats of that Killer Virus seriously
    2. LRC lacks the Health infrastructure, Know-how, resources and the will to fightCOVID-19

    If New York, Spain and Italy are taken as case studies, the months ahead will be very chalenging for LRC


  2. Every man for himself, and God for all of us. Anyone, who will rely on LRC and death
    comes, has his / herself to blame. LRC, is an irresponsible regime and gov`t.
    By the way, Biya, can not come out even now to say a word. The trully, this bastard,
    is dead and gone. A president, whose best interest, was to plunder the country and
    leave it in peril. Those who put the constitution that he used in ruling the people,
    failed to protect him from death. Now, death has touched him. Sad.

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