Six more people died of complications from covid-19 and another 775 were infected in the last 24 hours in Mozambique, the Ministry of Health announced today.
The deaths were registered in the last three days, in people of Mozambican nationality, aged between 43 and 95 years, the ministry said, in a statement in which it updated data on the pandemic.
With new data shared today, the country accounts for 674 deaths from covid-19 and an accumulated total of 61,170 cases, of which 72% are considered recovered.
In Mozambique there are still 16,210 active cases, of which 181 are hospitalized (74% in the city of Maputo).
According to the authorities, in Mozambique more than 400,000 suspected cases have been cumulatively tested, 4,396 of which in the last 24 hours.
After the cases, hospitalizations and deaths worsened in January, compared to the whole of 2020, in February the numbers stabilized in Mozambique, and health authorities have meanwhile warned of the risk that the country could face a third wave of covid-19 “more intense” if there is a “relaxation” of the preventive measures.
A pandemic covid-19 caused at least 2,560,789 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 115.1 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 December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.