By our Reporter

Tanzania has Friday April 17 recorded 53 new cases of novel coronavirus infection bringing the total number of patients that have tested positive to 147.

The country also recorded another death bringing the total number of deaths so far due to Covid-19 to five.

The announcement was made by the minister of health Ummy Mwalimu in a daily briefing regarding the Covid-19 development.

“Of all the cases reported since March 16, 11 have healed and have been discharged, four of the remaining cases are critical whereas 127 are under close monitoring but stable,” she said.

According to the minister all the cases are of Tanzanians with 38 of the patients from Dar es Salaam, with a single case each in Kilimanjaro, Mwanza and Kagera.

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