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The Mozambican health authorities on Monday reported a further five cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease.
This followed five cases on Sunday, eight on Saturday, 15 on Friday and 19 on Thursday.
According to the Monday press release from the Ministry of Health, four of the new cases were men and one was a woman. All five were foreigners, but the release did not reveal their nationalities. Four were diagnosed in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, and one in Manica.
Since the start of the pandemic, 1,320,924 people have been tested in Mozambique for the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, 114 of them in the previous 24 hours.
109 of these tests yielded negative results, while the five positive cases brought the total number of Covid-19 cases diagnosed in Mozambique to 225,503.
The positivity rate (the percentage of people tested found to be infected with the coronavirus) rose from 1.23 per cent on Sunday to 4.39 per cent on Monday.
Once again, the Ministry release reported no further deaths from Covid-19, and so the total death toll in Mozambique from the disease remains 2,201.
The hospitalisation situation remained unchanged. No Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospital and no new cases were admitted. Three people remained under medical care in the Covid-19 wards, two in Maputo city and one in Manica. All were receiving supplementary oxygen.
The Ministry reported 27 recoveries from the disease (21 in Maputo city, five in Sofala, and one in Gaza). The total number of recoveries rose to 223,217, which is slightly less than 99 per cent of all those ever diagnosed with Covid-19 in Mozambique.
The number of active cases of Covid-19 fell from 103 on Sunday to 81 on Monday. The geographical distribution of the active cases was as follows: Cabo Delgado, 25; Maputo city, 24; Maputo province, 16; Gaza, five; Nampula, four; Manica, three; Niassa, two; Tete, one; and Sofala, one. There were no active cases in either Zambezia or Inhambane.
The Ministry release reported that there were no vaccinations at all against Covid-19 in the previous 24 hours. The number of people fully vaccinated against the disease is 14.060,820 – which is 92.5 per cent of all citizens aged 18 and above.