The Ministry of Health Development announced an additional 6 COVID-19 cases and one death. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen for the 3rd day in a raw to a total of 40 total confirmed cases and 5 deaths.

Rise in case could be attributed to testing equipment recently donated by WHO and has recently came online to conduct tests locally here in Somaliland.

The brief statement from the Ministry of Health Development stated that 4 of the cases are in Hargeisa while 1 is from Berbera and the other from Burao.

Although the ministry did not say how many tests it conducted, previous statistics put out by the ministry showed 380, meaning the 6 new positive cases are out of 16 tests conducted by the ministry. There is no statement from the National Preparedness Committee for COVID-19 on the rising cases of COVID-19 in Somaliland.