ANGOP - Angola Press News AgencyANGOP - Angola Press News Agency

Go to homepage
Luanda

Max:

Min:

Home » News » Society

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 20:48 - Updated Wed, 01 Jul 2020 20:47

Covid-19: Nine killed in June alone

Luanda - Nine of all 13 deaths from covid-19 reported in Angola since the first positive case of the disease was detected in the country in March this year occurred in June.

Send by email

To share this news by email, fill out the information below and click Send

Correct

To report errors in the texts of articles published, fill out the information below and click Send

June with high covid-19 death toll

Photo: Alberto Julião

The deaths, averaging two per week, involve people with ages ranging from 25 to 60 years, mostly patients suffering from other chronic conditions.

In the three previous months, the covid-19 toll in the country stood at four deaths, after it broke out in December last year in China and spread around the world.


On the last day of June (30), the secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda, announced the death of two people of 48 and 38 years of age in the last 24 hours until Monday evening.

According to the source, one of the above two patients was part of the group of six people in critical condition taking medical aid in the treatment centres put in place for the purpose.


As expected, June as the first month of winter in Angola recorded a steep rise in covid-19 infections, out of 182 detected in Angola.

Contrary to April and May that reported 19 and 51 infections , respectively, June broke all records since March (16 cases), beginning of the pandemic


So, June has been proving to be comparatively endemic, after reporting five positive cases of the new coronavirus in the first seven days, rising to 52 in the second week, to 43 in the third and 82 in the fourth and last week.


Northern Cuanza Norte province, over 200 kilometres off Luanda, joined the statistics in June with three cases of locally transmitted infections and one death, linked to the former sanitary cordon of Hoji-Ya-Henda neighbourhood, Luanda’s high density municipality of Cazenga.

Altogether, June closes with a toll of Angola’s 284 confirmed cases of covid-19, of which 178 active patients, 93 recoveries and 13 deaths. Five of these cases need special care.


Until now, 25, 386 specimens have been processed, 284 of which with positive results, 19,252 negative, while 5,850 await results.

Tags Saúde  

Read also
  • 01/07/2020 15:44:58

    Covid-19: Local transmission moving fast in Angola

    Luanda - Angola still has no community cases of Covid-19, but sees an increase in local transmission infections every day, currently estimated at 206, said Tuesday the Secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda.

  • 16/06/2020 09:06:54

    Doctors' trade union suggests investing in primary health care

    Luanda - The National Trade Union of Doctors of Angola (SINMEA) on Monday in Luanda pointed out the need for health authorities to improve and increase primary health services, especially in communities.

  • 01/06/2020 13:44:00

    Covid-19: Official advises smokers to reflect

    Luanda - Tobacco users, in this period of the covid-19 pandemic, which Angola and the world face, “are the risk factors for contamination, as they are more willing to fatalities”, recalled, last Sunday, the Secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda.