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Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:43 - Updated Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:43

Covid-19: Luanda reports 161 deaths

Luanda - At least 161, of the 174 deaths by Covid-19 registered in Angola, are recorded in the province of Luanda (epicenter of the disease), representing 92 percent of the total deaths in the country.

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The province of Benguela comes second with three deaths, Bengo (2), Cuando Cubango (2) and Huambo (2), according to the Secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda.

Updating the national epidemiological picture of the last 24 hours, the official explained that the mortality rate for Covid-19 in Angola fell to 3.6 percent, compared to the end of the week, which stood at 3.8 percent.

Meanwhile, the province of Cuando Cubango ends up having 100% of the lethality rate, registering two deaths from the first two positive cases.

Contrary to Cuando Cubango, the provinces of Uíge, Malanje and Lunda Norte managed to recover the first cases they registered in their regions, having a zero lethality rate.

Regarding recovery, Luanda also continues to have a higher number, registering a total of 1,564 recovered (91%).

 Zaire, which recovered 69 out of a total of 116 cases in that province, Huambo with 24 recoveries from 50 infected, Cuanza Norte with 24 out of 26 cases and Benguela with 10 out of 62 patients.

As for the number of infected, Luanda has 4,312 positive cases of Covid-19, which represents 91 percent of the total number of patients in Angola (4,718).

The second position is occupied by the province of Zaire, with 116 infected, Cabinda registers 103 cases, Benguela 62 infected, Huambo 50 and Cuanza Norte total 26 patients.

With the diagnosis of 46 newly infected, 68 recoveries and three deaths, in the last 24 hours, Angola has a total of 4, 718 contaminations, of which 2, 837 were active, 1, 707 recovered and 174 deaths.

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