TUNIS, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Tunisian health ministry on Thursday reported 826 new COVID-19 cases and six more deaths, raising the total number of infections to 13,305 and the death toll to 180 in the country.
"The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients reached 248 including 74 in intensive care units and 26 others are mechanically ventilated," said a ministry statement.
A total of 212,620 lab tests have been carried out by Sept. 23, of which 6.3 percent proved positive, according to the statistical document of the ministry.
The Tunisian government has imposed strict preventive measures after the detection of the first coronavirus case in early March.
The North African country has received several batches of medical aid from China since late March to help its fight against the pandemic.
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