As of October 6, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 8,353,854 while over 93,548,362 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.
According to the Mozambican health authorities on Saturday, for the second day running, Cabo Delgado, in the far north, was the only province where new cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease ran into double figures.
There were 31 new cases and 11 of these were in Cabo Delgado. There were also nine cases in Nampula, seven in Maputo city, and one each in Manica, Sofala, Inhambane and Gaza. There were no cases at all in the other four provinces.
According to a Ministry of Health Saturday press release, since the start of the pandemic, 908,921 people have been tested for the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, 1,419 of them in the previous 24 hours,
The positivity rate (the percentage of people tested found to be carrying the virus) on Saturday was 2.2 per cent – exactly the same as Friday’s rate. The positivity rate in the previous few days was 3.5 per cent on Thursday, 4.1 per cent on Wednesday, 2.4 per cent on Tuesday and 2.1 per cent on Monday.
Also The source states that 489 new cases were detected in Luanda, 11 in Huambo, 10 in Cuanza Norte, 7 in Cabinda, 6 in Zaire, 2 in Huíla and 2 in Namibe.
The list, which includes patients aged 2 months to 82 years, has 244 men and 283 women. Deaths were recorded in Luanda, with 5, Cuanza Norte 1 and Huambo also 1. Among those recovered, 15 are residents in Huambo, 13 in Namibe, 7 in Luanda, 3 in Huíla and 1 in Moxico. In the last 24 hours, the laboratories have processed 5,559 samples, with a daily positivity rate of 9.5 percent.
In the internment centers there are 319 patients, 123 in institutional quarantine and 4,648 contacts of positive cases are under epidemiological surveillance.
The country’s global tally stands at 58,603 infections, 1,574 deaths, 48,118 recoveries and 8,911 active patients.