Tunisia reports daily coronavirus record of 2,820 cases

FILE PHOTO: People wait to get tested for COVID-19 outside a mobile testing lab in Tunis

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia recorded 2,820 new confirmed coronavirus cases, the health ministry said on Wednesday, a record since the start of the pandemic last year.

Seventy more deaths were reported, taking the death toll to more than 5,000, the ministry added.

The total number of cases has jumped to around 150,000.

Tunisia banned travel between the country’s regions, and extended a curfew in October, as it tried to contain a rapid surge of COVID-19 cases with hospitals nearly full.

(Reporting by Tarek Amara; Editing by Howard Goller)