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Covid-19: country reports 168 new infections and two deaths in the last 24 hours

The country recorded 168 new infections, two deaths and 19 recoveries from the disease in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 25,051 positive cases and 572 deaths, health officials said Thursday.

: Ampe Rogério/Lusa
Ampe Rogério/Lusa  

Of the total number of cases, 148 were reported in the province of Luanda, seven in Benguela, five in Huíla, three in Zaire, two in Cabinda and one each in Huambo, Malanje and Kwanza Norte, aged between 2 months and 88 years, with 80 males and 88 females.

According to the epidemiological bulletin of the National Directorate of Public Health, the reported deaths occurred in the provinces of Luanda and Huila, in Angolan citizens aged between 34 and 83 years, and the recoveries, between 16 and 63 years, were recorded in the capital, Luanda, with the country totaling 22,901 recovered patients.

The country has 1578 active cases, of which 11 are critical, 13 serious, 67 moderate, 41 light and 1446 asymptomatic, with 132 people hospitalized, another 130 in institutional quarantine and 1229 under epidemiological surveillance.

In the same period, the laboratories processed 1919 samples by RT-PCR, pointing the cumulative to 480,438 processed samples, with a positivity rate of 5.2 percent.

At the entry and exit points of Luanda, the health authorities subjected 605 people to rapid serological tests, with the antigen complementation in reactive cases.

The covid-19 pandemic has caused at least 3,060,859 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 143.8 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.

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