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Covid-19: country with 98 more infections and two deaths in the last 24 hours

The country has recorded 98 new cases of covid-19, two deaths, and 12 recoveries from the disease in the past 24 hours, health officials said Thursday.

: Lusa

According to the epidemiological bulletin of the National Directorate of Public Health, the province of Luanda recorded the highest number of infections (89), followed by Cabinda (7), Zaire (1) and Bié (1), with 51 males and 47 females, aged between 2 and 86 years.

The deaths were reported in the provinces of Luanda and Cunene, with the victims being Angolan citizens, aged 27 and 59, while the recovered patients were reported in Luanda (10) and Huíla (2), aged between 23 and 78.

Angola counts 23,108 cases, 549 of which resulted in deaths, 21,557 recoveries and 1002 active, with four people in critical condition, 11 severe, 40 moderate, 28 mild and 919 asymptomatic.

In the country's treatment facilities, 83 people are hospitalized, 47 others are in institutional quarantine and 1012 contacts are under epidemiological surveillance.

In the last 24 hours, the laboratories processed 3347 samples by RT-PCR, pointing the cumulative to date, since March 2020, a total of 450,381 samples processed, with a positivity rate of 5.1 percent.

At the entry and exit points of Luanda, the only province of the country under sanitary fence, since the beginning of the new coronavirus pandemic in Angola, 213 people were tested, based on rapid serological tests, with the antigen complementation in the reactive cases.

The covid-19 pandemic has caused at least 2.890.054 deaths in the world, resulting from more than 133 million cases of infection, according to an assessment 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.