The national health director of Cape Verde, Artur Correia, said today that the data point to a stagnation of infection by the new coronavirus in the country, which for the second consecutive day registered more cases recovered than new ones infected.
“The data points to this trend [of stagnation]. We are maintaining more or less the same number of tests over these days, these weeks, and the data of positive cases give us that indication ”, analyzed the Cape Verdean Health official.
At the usual press conference in Praia, to take stock of the daily covid-19 pandemic in the country, Artur Correia said he hoped that nothing unusual would happen to call into question this analysis, which will be done in detail next Monday. market.
The National Director of Health supported the analysis with the “very satisfactory data” announced today by the Ministry of Health, which account for a total of 35 new patients recovered in Praia, a number higher than the six new cases, which happened for the second consecutive day.
"A day with good news, just like yesterday, today we also have very satisfactory data," said the Ministry of Health spokesman, also indicating that the country has only two suspected cases of covid-19, all in Praia.
The official also highlighted the decrease in the number of people quarantined in all municipalities, which he considered to be “a good sign” of the dynamics of the epidemic in the country.
“Here in Praia, we have seen some stability over the course of this week and I hope that this trend will continue over the next two days, when we close the epidemiological week”, said Artur Correia.
Cape Verde has already diagnosed an accumulated of 362 cases of covid-19, since March 19, in the islands of Santiago (303), Boa Vista (56) and São Vicente (03).
Of the total, three resulted in deaths, 130 were considered recovered, two were transferred to their countries and the country currently has 227 active patients, and all on the island of Santiago.
Of the cases in isolation, 223 are in Praia, two in Tarrafal and two in Santa Cruz.
Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already claimed almost 330 deaths and infected more than 5,1 million people in 196 countries and territories.
More than 1,9 million patients were considered cured.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.