Mozambique | Covid-19: No cases reported on Monday - AIM
The Mozambican health authorities on Sunday reported a further 44 new cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease.
This is a decline on the number of cases reported in the last few days – 108 on Saturday, 98 on Friday and 128 on Thursday.
A Sunday press release from the Ministry of Health said that 24 of the new cases were men and 20 were women. 13 were children under the age of 15, including a new born infant. The oldest was 80 years old. 43 of the cases were Mozambican citizens, and one was a foreigner (as is the norm, his nationality was not disclosed).
All the new cases were from southern Mozambique – 27 from Maputo city, 10 from Gaza, and seven from Maputo province. There was not a single case diagnosed anywhere in the central or northern provinces (though it should be noted that nobody was tested in the two most populous provinces of Nampula and Zambezia).
Since the start of the pandemic, 1,340,562 people have been tested in Mozambique for the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, 460 of them in the previous 24 hours. 416 of these tests yielded negative results, and the 44 that tested positive raised the total number of positive cases diagnosed in Mozambique to 227,127.
The positivity rate (the percentage of people tested found to be carrying the virus) fell from 11.58 per cent on Saturday to 9.57 per cent on Sunday.
No Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospital on Sunday, but three new cases were admitted (one in Maputo and two in Gaza). The number of people under medical care in the Covid-19 wards rose from 24 on Saturday to 27 on Sunday. 17 of these patients (63 per cent) were in Maputo, five in Matola, four in Gaza, and one in Manica. Seven were in intensive care, receiving supplementary oxygen.
No deaths from Covid-19 were reported on Sunday, and so the total Covid-19 death toll in Mozambique remained 2,209.
There were also no recoveries from the disease reported. Hence, the total number of recoveries remains 224,306, which is 98.75 per cent of all cases of Covid-19 ever diagnosed in Mozambique.
The number of active cases of Covid-19 rose from 564 on Saturday to 608 on Sunday. The geographical distribution of the cases was as follows: Maputo city, 221; Maputo province, 213; Gaza, 73; Inhambane, 39; Cabo Delgado, 37; Sofala, seven; Zambezia, six; Nampula, five; Niassa, three; Tete, two; and Manica, two.
The Ministry also reported that in the previous 24 hours a further 8,204 people were vaccinated against Covid-19. The total number fully vaccinated against the disease now stands at 14,422,025, which is 95 per cent of all citizens aged 18 and above.