Angola: Country sees 64 new coronavirus cases for cumulative 1,344, one death

Angola recorded 64 more coronavirus infections and one death in the 24 hours to Tuesday, as well as 27 recovered patients, according to the national director of public health, Helga Freitas. 

In total, Angola has had 1,344 cases, including 503 recovered patients and 59 dead.

Of the 64 new cases, 58 are from Luanda, 4 from Cunene province and one from Bié province, aged between three and 78, 53 male and 23 female.

Of the 782 active cases, four are in critical condition, with invasive mechanical ventilation, 18 in severe condition and 760 asymptomatic.

Worldwide, the Covid-19 pandemic has so far claimed more than 694,000 lives and infected more than 18.3 million people in 196 countries and territories.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected at the end of December in Wuhan, a city in central China.

In Africa, there have been 20,630 confirmed deaths in more than 970,000 infected in 55 countries, according to the latest pandemic statistics from that continent.

Among African countries that have Portuguese as an official language, Equatorial Guinea leads in number of cases and deaths (4,821 infected and 83 deaths), followed by Cabo Verde (2,583 cases and 25 deaths), Guinea-Bissau (2,032 cases and 27 deaths), Mozambique (2,029 cases and 15 deaths), Angola (1,344 infected and 59 deaths) and Sao Tome and Principe (871 cases and 15 deaths).