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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 11:14 - Updated Thu, 13 Aug 2020 11:14

Covid-19: 4 provinces without positive cases in Angola

Luanda - Four of the country?s 18 provinces have not reported a positive cases of Covid-19 yet, at a time Angola scrambles with 1,762 infected cases confirmed.

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Franco Mufinda, State secretary for public health

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They are the provinces of Namibe (south-west), Cuando Cubango (south-east), Huambo (centre) and Lunda Sul (east)

This was confirmed by the State Secretary for Public Health, Franco Mufinda, as he addressed a daily covid-19 update briefing on Wednesday.

He stated that 1,700 positive cases are from Luanda province, which is the country’s only city that has detected the community contamination of the Sars-Cov-2 virus.  

Cuanza Norte province ranks second with 18 cases of local transmission, while Zaire has 14 infected and Cabinda with nine positive cases, he said. 

Bengo and Cuanza Sul provinces have five cases imported from Luanda, and Cunene province with three and Benguela with two cases. 

On the other hand,  the provinces of Uíge, Lunda Norte, Malanje, Moxico, Bié and Huíla are included in the list of the provinces with one positive case each, which were imported from the country’s capital city. 

Angola has 1,762 Covid-19 cases confirmed, 577 people recovered from the illness, 1,105 are active and 80 deaths.

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