Covid: Tunisia, record daily cases, lockdown begins

3,632 infections and 72 deaths in 24 hours

14 January, 12:50

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, JANUARY 14 - Tunisia set a new daily record in coronavirus cases as a national four-day lockdown went into effect Thursday. The country's health ministry said it registered 3,632 infections out of 12,453 tests on January 12, the highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic. That figure brings the overall number of confirmed infections to 168,568. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 5,415, with 72 deaths on January 12. Currently 1,805 people are hospitalised, 364 of whom are in intensive care and 128 on ventilators. Authorities declared a four-day general lockdown with a daily curfew from 4 pm to 6 am, starting Thursday. Other restrictive measures, such as school and university closures, will remain in place until January 24.(ANSAmed). (ANSA).

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