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One third of all covid-19 infected people in the country have been registered in the last 15 days. There are 244 new cases

The country has counted in the last 24 hours another 244 cases of infection by the new coronavirus, bringing the total to 8582 infected, a third of which notified during the last 15 days, said this Thursday the Secretary of State for Public Health.

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Osvaldo Silva/AFP/Getty Images  

For Franco Mufinda, the increase in cases is "very much" related to the non-observance of prevention measures.

"The multisectoral commission strongly recommends avoiding population gatherings that do not exceed ten people, except those absolutely necessary and related to the satisfaction of basic needs, and that measures of prevention and physical distancing be observed," he pointed out, warning: "one of us could be the next infected.

Of the 244 new cases, 229 occurred in Luanda, 11 in Cabinda, three in Kwanza Norte and one in Benguela, aged between one and 79 years, being 146 male and 98 female.

There were also five more deaths, three men and two women, with 29, 59, 68, 78 and 83 years old, respectively, as well as the recovery of 265 people.

The epidemiological picture reveals a total of 8582 cases, with 260 deaths, 3305 recovered and 5217 active, being nine critical and 23 severe.

In the last 24 hours, 1343 samples were analyzed in an accumulation of 139,016 tests.

The covid-19 pandemic has already caused more than 1.1 million deaths worldwide since December last year, including 2245 in Portugal.

In Africa, there are 40,493 confirmed deaths in more than 1.6 million infected in 55 countries, according to the most recent statistics about the pandemic in that continent.

Angola has 260 deaths and 8582 cases, followed by Cape Verde (91 deaths and 8122 cases), Equatorial Guinea (83 deaths and 5074 cases), Mozambique (81 deaths and 11,559 cases), Guinea-Bissau (41 deaths and 2403 cases) and São Tomé and Príncipe (15 deaths and 935 cases).

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