Angola’s COVID-19 infections reach 62,789 as deaths hit 1,662

By Jerry Omondi

FILE PHOTO: A health professional administers an Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine to a nurse at the Central Vaccine depot in Luanda, Angola on March 2, 2021. /Photo by Osvaldo Silva via CFP)

Angola on Sunday reported 183 new COVID-19 infections, taking the country’s total number of cases to 62,789.

Of the new infections, 81 were males while 102 were females. The youngest patient was two years old while the oldest was 88 years old.

According to figures published by the health ministry, the number of active cases currently stands at 10,510. Of these, 29 are critical, 26 are experiencing severe symptoms, 101 have moderate symptoms, 76 have mild symptoms while 10,278 are asymptomatic.

The health ministry also reported two new deaths, taking the Southern African country’s virus-related fatalities to 1,662.

In efforts to contain further spread of COVID-19, Angola has rolled out a mass vaccination drive. This has been supplemented by various containment measures, including the closure of public-gathering facilities.

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