Luanda – The Angolan health authorities Friday announced 26 new cases of Covid-19 and the recovery of 19 patients in the last 24 hours.

According to the Secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda, who was speaking at the updating session, 20 cases were reported in Luanda, five in Huíla and one in Bié.

Amongst the new patients, whose ages range from one to 64 years old, 16 men.

Those recovered, according to Franco Mufinda, eight are residents of Huambo, five in Luanda, three in Bié and the same number in Moxico.

The national data register 20,478 positive cases, 989 of which are active, 498 deaths and 8,991 recovered cases.

Of the active cases, four are critical, six serious, 53 moderate, 62 mild and 864 asymptomatic.

The laboratories processed 1,045 samples by RT-PCR, with a daily positivity rate of 2.5 per cent.

At treatment centres 125 patients are under follow-up, 44 are in institutional quarantine and 1,735 contacts of positive cases are under medical surveillance.

Source: Angola Press News Agency

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