Angola this Thursday returned to record a record number of infections by Covid-19, with 88 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total since March 21 to 1.483, and two more dead, according to health authorities.
The National Director of Public Health, Helga Freitas, said, during the daily epidemiological assessment, that the 88 cases, 45 males and 43 females, are aged between 2 and 79 years, 86 of them from Luanda province.
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 deaths, one was registered in the province of Luanda, a 33-year-old Angolan, and another in Sumbe (Cuanza-Sul), a 35-year-old Angolan. Thus, the number of deaths caused by covid-64 rises to 19.
There were also 14 cases recovered in a total of 520 patients. 191 samples were processed by RT-PCR molecular biology tests, for an accumulated total of 27.297. Of the 1.028 serological tests, 114 were reactive indicating exposure to the virus.
The Covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 708 deaths and infected more than 18,8 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the French agency AFP.
In Africa, there are 21.050 confirmed deaths in more than 976 infected in 55 countries, according to the most recent statistics on the pandemic in that continent. Among African countries that have Portuguese as their official language, Equatorial Guinea leads in number of cases and deaths (4.821 infected and 83 deaths), followed by Cape Verde (2.689 cases and 27 dead), Guinea-Bissau (2.032 cases and 27 dead), Mozambique (2.120 cases and 15 dead), Angola (1.483 infected and 64 dead) and São Tomé and Príncipe (878 cases and 15 dead).