Covid-19: São Tomé and Príncipe with 13 new positive tests increases to 282 cases

According to the ministry's spokeswoman, Isabel dos Santos, in the last 24 hours the hospital services performed 26 rapid tests for the covid-19 and half were positive.

The same source explained that the number of admissions to the isolation center doubled by covid-19, from seven to 14 patients.

Another seven people are also hospitalized in the symptomatic respiratory service.

According to a spokesman for the Ministry of Health of São Tomé and Príncipe, of the 282 people infected with the new coronavirus, 253 are in isolation at home and another 41 are in quarantine in the Autonomous Region of Príncipe.

In Africa, there are 3,105 confirmed deaths, in more than 100,000 infected in 54 countries, according to the most recent statistics on the continent's pandemic.

Among African countries that have Portuguese as their official language, Guinea-Bissau leads in number of infections (1,114 cases and six deaths), followed by Equatorial Guinea (719 cases and seven dead), Cape Verde (362 cases and three deaths) deaths), São Tomé and Príncipe (282 cases and 11 deaths), Mozambique (164 cases) and Angola (60 infected and three dead).

The Portuguese-speaking country most affected by the pandemic is Brazil, with more than 20,000 deaths and more than 310,500 infections.

Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already claimed almost 330,000 deaths and infected more than 5.1 million people in 196 countries and territories.

More than 1.9 million patients were considered cured.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.

MYB // LFS

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