The Minister of Health and Social Action, who took stock of 3 months of combating the pandemic of the new Coronavirus in Senegal, said on Thursday 04 June 2020 that there is a downward trend in the spread of the virus in the country after week 11 (starting march 02, 2020). According to Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, from 20 April to 11 May, Senegal recorded its peak of the epidemic with 771 cases recorded. Since then, he has seen an “encouraging outlook” and a “downward trend in cases”
Since the beginning of the epidemic in Senegal, 49,090 tests have been carried out by the Pasteur Institute in Dakar and IRESSEF, 4021 positive cases reported, 2162 patients cured, 45 people died.
However, the Dakar region, which is the epicentre of the epidemic in Senegal, accounts for 75% of confirmed cases. There is also an explosion of community cases (especially in the Senegalese capital). This is not consistent with the announced decline of the disease in Senegal.