Mozambique | Covid-19: 66 new cases and 38 recoveries reported on Tuesday - AIM
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The Mozambican Ministry of Health on Thursday reported more recoveries from the Covid-19 respiratory disease than new cases in the previous 24 hours.
According to a Ministry press release, during this period 4,118 people were declared to have made a full recovery (2,528 of them from Maputo city, 404 from Sofala, 401 from Manica, 374 from Maputo province, 320 from Cabo Delgado, 66 from Nampula and 85 from Tete).
This is the largest number of recoveries every recorded in a single 24 hour period.
This brings the total number of recoveries to 165,271, which is slightly more than 80 per cent of all those ever diagnosed with Covid-19 in Mozambique.
Since the start of the pandemic, 1,132,400 people have been tested for the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, 8,143 of them in the previous 24 hours. 4,842 of these tests yielded negative results, while 3,301 people tested positive for the virus.
Of Thursday’s positive cases, 1,839 were women and 1,458 were men. In four cases, data on the sex of those infected was not available. 537 of the cases were under 15 years of age.
The largest number of cases were reported from Maputo city (459) and Maputo province (384). There were also 365 cases from Nampula, 362 from Sofala, 362 from Inhambane, 361 from Gaza, 306 from Zambezia, 272 from Manica, 162 from Tete, 152 from Niassa, and 116 from Cabo Delgado.
The positivity rate (the percentage of those tested found to be infected with the virus) fell from 43.41 per cent on Wednesday to 40.54 per cent on Thursday.
With the number of recoveries outstripping the number of new cases, the number of active cases of Covid-19 fell from 36,733 on Wednesday to 35,901 on Thursday. The geographical breakdown of the active cases was as follows: Maputo province, 7.795 (21.7 per cent of the total); Maputo city, 6,293; Inhambane, 3,869; Gaza, 3,733; Sofala, 3,104; Manica, 3,041; Nampula, 2,162; Zambezia, 2,119; Cabo Delgado, 1,846; Tete, 1,068; and Niassa, 871.
Over the same 24 hour period, 40 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospital (21 from Maputo, six from Niassa, five from Inhambane, three from Zambezia, two from Cabo Delgado, two from Gaza and one from Matola), but 74 new cases were admitted (27 in Maputo, 10 in Cabo Delgado, eight in Inhambane, seven in Niassa, seven in Nampula, six in Gaza, three in Sofala, and two each in Zambezia, Tete and Matola).
The number of people under medical care in the Covid-19 treatment centres rose from 232 on Wednesday to 251 on Thursday. 128 of these patients (51 per cent) were in Maputo. There were also 24 patients in Sofala, 16 in Manica, 16 in Inhambane, 14 in Gaza, 13 in Nampula, 11 in Niassa, 11 in Zambezia, eight in Cabo Delgado, six in Matola, and four in Tete. Thus there were Covid-19 patients hospitalised in all of the 11 provinces.
The Ministry release also announced a further 15 deaths from Covid-19. The latest victims were nine women and six men, aged between 12 and 96. Nine of them died in Maputo, two in Inhambane, two in Sofala, one in Gaza, and one in Cabo Delgado. This brings the total death toll from Covid-19 in Mozambique to 2,065.
The Ministry also reported that, in the previous 24 hours, a further 125,418 people were vaccinated against Covid-19. The number of people fully vaccinated against the disease has now risen to 7,034,086, while 9,390,202 have received at least one dose of the vaccine.