Covid-19: São Tomé and Príncipe with three more positive cases and total increase to 871

São Tomé, Jul 31, 2020 (Lusa) -Sao Tomé and Príncipe recorded three more positive cases of covid-19, in the last 48 hours, resulting from 60 tests carried out by the health authorities, increasing to 871 accumulated infections in the country, the Ministry said today. of health.

According to the spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health of São Tomé and Príncipe, Isabel dos Santos, the number of recovered patients increased to 778, with no patients admitted to the field hospital.

Positive cases of home isolation have dropped to 78 and the death toll remains at 15.

In Africa, there are 19,310 confirmed deaths in more than 908,000 infected in 54 countries, according to the most recent statistics on the pandemic in that continent.

Among African countries that have Portuguese as their official language, Cape Verde leads in number of cases (2,418 cases and 23 deaths), followed by Equatorial Guinea (2,350 cases and 51 deaths), Guinea-Bissau (1,981 cases and 26 deaths), Mozambique (1,864 cases and 11 dead), Angola (1,109 infected and 51 dead) and São Tomé and Príncipe (871 cases and 15 dead).

Brazil is the Portuguese-speaking country most affected by the pandemic and one of the hardest hit in the world, when counting the second number of infected and dead (more than 2.6 million cases and 91,263 deaths), after the United States.


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