Twenty-three new cases of coronavirus have been discovery and one person has died of the virus, according to the ministry of health.

The ministry in its latest report covering 16 and 17 Jan said one new death has been registered bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths recorded to 128.

The victim was a 68-year-old woman, who until her demise, was hospitalized at a COVID-19 Treatment Center since January 16. She however had multiple comorbid conditions, according to the health.

The ministry said 23 new cases have been registered bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 3,933.

“The median age of the new cases (11 female and 12 male) is 38.5 (range: 13 to 70 years)

“Of these, while 4 sought to be tested by virtue of being sick with flu-like symptoms, the other 19 are intending travellers who needed COVID-19 test certificates,” the health ministry said.