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Country registers one more death and 607 covid-19 infections

Angola has registered 31 new covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, and one more death, increasing the total number of cases to 607, from which 28 deaths resulted, the Secretary of State for Public Health announced.

: Lusa

Franco Mufinda indicated that the new cases, all from Luanda, are between 22 and 64 years old, 22 women and nine men.

The death, a 58-year-old Angolan with "several decompensated comorbidities," occurred at the Military Hospital.

The head of Health said that there is already community circulation of the virus in Angola province and called for calm and individual responsibility against this invisible and deadly enemy, stressing that it is necessary to comply with preventive measures to cut the chain of transmission.

A total of 43,997 samples have already been collected for molecular biology tests, of which 607 with positive results and 16,869 rapid tests. Among these, four out of one hundred tests were reactive, of which three were exposed to the virus and developed immunity.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 584,000 lives and infected more than 13.58 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the French agency AFP.

In Africa, there are 14,042 confirmed deaths in more than 645,000 infected in 54 countries, according to the latest pandemic statistics on that continent.

Among the African countries that have Portuguese as their official language, Equatorial Guinea leads in number of infections and deaths (2350 cases and 51 deaths), despite having revised downwards the cases after several days without updates, followed by Guinea-Bissau (1842 cases and 26 deaths), Cape Verde (1894 cases and 19 deaths), Mozambique (1383 cases and nine deaths), São Tomé and Príncipe (736 cases and 14 deaths) and Angola (607 infected and 28 deaths).


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