Angola has registered 129 new cases of covid-19, one death and 47 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, health officials said today.
According to the epidemiological bulletin of the National Directorate of Public Health, the country recorded 112 cases in Luanda, five in Cabinda, the same number in Huíla, two in Benguela, one in Bengo and the same number in Malanje, Namibe, Uíje and Zaire, aged 9 to 73 years.
The reported death refers to a 66-year-old national citizen in Luanda, while 47 people, aged 14 to 85, were also recovered from the disease, also in the country’s capital.
With the data provided, the country adds up to 22,311 infections, of which 537 resulted in deaths, and 20,493 recoveries, with 1,281 cases active, of which six are in critical condition, seven are severe, 39 are moderate, 32 are mild and 1,197 are asymptomatic.
In the last 24 hours, laboratories processed 1,695 samples by RT-PCR, pointing the cumulative to 430,186 processed samples, with a positivity rate of 5.2%.
At the entry and exit points of Luanda, 715 people underwent rapid serological tests during the period in question, with the antigen complement in reactive cases.
At this time, 84 patients are in hospital and 26 people are in institutional quarantine, as well as 1,500 contacts under epidemiological surveillance.
A pandemic of covid-19 caused at least 2,805,004 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 128.1 million cases of infection, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.