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Wed, 15 Jul 2020 19:50 - Updated Wed, 15 Jul 2020 22:18

Covid-19: Angola announces community transmission

Luanda - Angolan health authorities Wednesday in Luanda admitted the country is actually experiencing cases of community spread of the covid-19 in the capital.

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Minister of State Pedro Sebastião

Photo: Pedro Parente

According to the minister of State and head of the Security Affairs Office to the Presidency, Pedro Sebastião, the covid-19 community transmission announcement follows the detection as of late of several cases with unknown links in Luanda after mass testing in various large public concentration places involving 15,139 people.

The  authorities said as well 35 new positive cases of covid-19 have been detected in the country in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 576 infections.

With the new cases reported, Angola’s covid-19 statistics show 576 positive cases  (475 of local transmission), 27 deaths, 124 recoveries and 425 active patients.

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