Covid-19: Cape Verde with 18 more cases and 57 recoveries in 24 hours


Cape Verde announced another 18 new positive cases of infection by the new coronavirus in the last 24 hours and 57 people were reported to have recovered from the disease, the Ministry of Health reported today.

In a statement, the Cape Verdean ministry said that from the total of 405 results received from the laboratories, there were 18 new positive cases of infection, with a positivity rate of 4.4%.

Newly infected by the registered in Praia (two) and Santa Catarina (one), in Santiago, Maio (eight), São Vicente (three), Ribeira Grande de Santo Antão (three) and one in Ribeira Brava de São Nicolau.

In another day without a record of deaths, Cape Verdean health authorities discharged another 57 people, bringing to 3,581 the cases considered recovered from the infection.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Cape Verde has registered a total of 38,169 positive cases accumulated, of which 349 resulted in deaths and there are still 215 active cases to count.

On Monday, the national director of Health, Jorge Noel Barreto, highlighted “improvements” in the last 14 days, with the country approaching the desired positivity rate of less than 4% and a transmission rate (RT) of less than 1.

“We already have two indicators that allow us to say that we are achieving some control and the incidence rate accumulated in the last 14 days has improved considerably in all municipalities, being 44 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants”, said the spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, recalling that in the previous 14 days it was 79 per 100 thousand inhabitants.

Cape Verde has already reached 80% of the estimated adult population vaccinated with at least one dose of vaccine against the covid-19 and 54% with two doses.

In light of the most recent data, the prime minister, Ulisses Correia e Silva, will make a communication to the country on Thursday.

A covid-19 caused at least 4,960,994 deaths worldwide, among more than 244.46 million infections by the new coronavirus recorded since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the most recent report by the Agence France-Presse.

The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in several countries.


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