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Covid-19: Angola detects 126 new infections, two deaths

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 20:52 - Updated Mon, 21 Sep 2020 20:52

Secretary of State Franco Mufinda Photo: Osvaldo Pedro

Luanda - At least 126 new positive cases of covid-19 have been reported in Angola in the last 24 hours, the Health authorities announced.

The information was released Monday evening in Luanda by the secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda, who said two patients died of covid-19 and four recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours.

Delivering the daily covid-19 update, the official said the pandemic that was announced in the country in March this year, records a daily average of 22 infections and one death.

Those newly infected include 48 females and 78 males from central Benguela province with four positive cases, while the provinces of Huila, Zaire, Cuanza Norte and Cabinda have reported one each. 118 infections have been detected in the capital, Luanda.

Mufinda said the new infections involve people with ages from 11 to 80 years, while the dead are a man and a woman of 62 and 67 years of age, respectively, resident in Luanda and Huíla.

With the new data, Angola’s covid-19 figures show 4,117 positive cases, 154 deaths, 1,449 recoveries and 2,514 active patients.