Eleven more cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed by Senegal’s Ministry of Health and Social Action.

The ministry said on Friday that all of the 11 confirmed cases are infected by the fifth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Senegal, a 52-year-old Senegalese returning from Italy to Touba via Dakar. They have been receiving medical treatment at a health centre in Touba, eastern Senegal.

On March 12, Senegal reported its first cluster infection and first local transmission, with 5 Senegalese nationals tested positive for COVID-19. All of five infected patients are the family members of the fifth COVID-19 patient.

So far, Senegal has reported 21 cases of COVID-19, among which two are declared cured and discharged from Fann Hospital where the first 10 cases of COVID-19 receive treatments.