Virus caseload in Madagascar has passed the 10,000 mark as of today according to Johns Hopkins University tallies. Recoveries have also risen markedly to 6,613 with 93 deaths.

The country becomes the second most impacted in the southern Africa region behind South Africa – the continent’s runaway leader with over 450,000 cases.

President Rajoelina meanwhile continues his front line role in leading the fight against the pandemic across the island nation. On Tuesday, he launched a new mobile digital radiology equipment, which he said will help the Tanambao hospital to improve patient care.

“We are strengthening our ability to fight against the virus by equipping health centers and hospitals with suitable equipment,” Rajoelina said at an event to deliver supplies to a hospital on Monday.

He has also recently inaugurated a virus treatment center in Mahamasina which can accommodate 250 patients with severe forms. “In these difficult times, I call on the nation to show unity and solidarity to fight against the pandemic,” he stressed.

  • Confirmed cases = 10,104
  • Active cases = 3,398
  • Recoveries = 6,613
  • Number of deaths = 93

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