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Country with new record: 88 new covid-19 cases registered in 24 hours

The country has again recorded a record number of covid-19 infections this Thursday, with 88 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total since 21 March to 1483, and two more deaths, according to the health authorities.

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The National Director of Public Health, Helga Freitas, said during the daily epidemiological assessment that the 88 cases, 45 male and 43 female, are aged between 2 and 79 years, 86 from the province of Luanda.

Of the 899 active cases, two are in critical condition, 18 in severe condition, 25 in moderate condition, four with mild symptoms and 855 are asymptomatic.

As for the deaths, one was in Luanda province, an Angolan aged 33, and another in Sumbe (Kwanza-Sul), an Angolan aged 35.

This brings to 64 the deaths caused by covid-19.

There were also 14 cases recovered out of a total of 520 patients.

A total of 191 samples were processed by RT-PCR molecular biology tests, with a cumulative total of 27,297.

Of the 1028 serological tests, 114 were reactive indicating exposure to the virus.

The covid-19 pandemic has already caused more than 708,000 deaths and infected more than 18.8 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a balance sheet made by the French agency AFP.

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