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Somalia reported 157 new Covid19 cases: Total cases in the country: 3,745 Recoveries: 3,010 Deaths: 99 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.

Highlights

  • Over 20,156 tests were carried out to date, and the testing capacity has improved in terms of geographic coverage though remains weak with gaps in coverage.
  • UNICEF has continued to ensure continuity of essential health and nutrition service provision amidst of the COVID 19 pandemic. During the reporting period, UNICEF through partners provided infant and young child feeding (IYCF) counselling to 13,257 mothers and caretakers and supported 53,738 children and women to access lifesaving health services.
  • UNICEF has reached 813,692 people with essential WASH supplies across the country since the advent of the pandemic in Somalia. During this reporting period, 69,592 people were reached with WASH services, of which 1,240 were schoolgirls receiving Menstrual Hygiene Management kits in Bay, Bakool regions.
  • 1,930 children and primary caregivers were provided with community-based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support.
  • Radio spots continued to air throughout Somalia. The spots highlighted COVID-19 prevention measures, targeting an estimated 10 million.

Health information

Most common symptoms:

fever
dry cough
tiredness

Less common symptoms:

aches and pains
sore throat
diarrhoea
conjunctivitis
headache
loss of taste or smell
a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes

HOW IT SPREADS
The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air, and quickly fall on floors or surfaces.
You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth.

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