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Covid-19: country with 263 more cases and three deaths in the last 24 hours

The country has recorded 263 new cases of covid-19, three deaths and four recoveries in the past 24 hours, the country's health authorities said Sunday.


Data from the epidemiological bulletin of the National Directorate of Public Health indicates that the new cases were reported in the provinces of Luanda (158), Cuando Cubango (50), Huíla (30), Cabinda (10), Zaire (6), Huambo (5), Kwanza Sul (3) and Malanje (1), being 173 males and 90 females, aged between 1 and 80 years.

In what concerns the total of deaths, in the last 24 hours, two were reported in the province of Cuando Cubango, both of national citizens, with 31 and 60 years old, and the third, in Huíla, also an Angolan, with 38 years old, while the recoveries were registered in Luanda, in people with ages between 34 and 65 years old.

With the data released this Sunday, the country accumulates 28,740 covid-19 infections since the beginning of the pandemic, 633 deaths and 24,717 recoveries.

The country still has 3390 active cases, of which 17 are critical, 32 severe, 125 moderate, 85 mild and 3131 asymptomatic.

In treatment centers, 253 people are hospitalized, 56 other people are in institutional quarantine and 1536 contacts are under epidemiological surveillance.

Laboratories processed 1959 samples by RT-PCR in the last 24 hours, for a total of 523,376 samples processed, with a positivity rate of 5.5 percent.

In the entry and exit points of Luanda province, the only one under sanitary fence, 682 people were tested in the period in reference, with no reactive case.

The covid-19 pandemic has caused at least 3,284,783 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 157.5 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.