Angola: Covid-19 - Suspicious Cases in Catumbela Ruled Out

Catumbela — The Health authorities of the Municipality of Catumbela, in the centre-west Benguela Province, ruled out last Tuesday the existence of suspected cases of the new coronavirus, after the intensification of screening in the communities.

"In Catumbela, we have no suspicious cases of Covid-19", announced the municipal director of Health of that municipality, Arsenio Sawendo, when he spoke at the meeting of the Municipal Consultation Council of the community.

According to the manager, the municipal commission for the prevention of Covid-19 continues to conduct screening, especially for patients in hospital units, centers and medical posts, to prevent the coronavirus.

At this moment, he stressed, the response capacity of the Municipal Hospital of São Pedro was reinforced with the reception of a kit of 25 rapid tests for screening.

Angola has so far recorded 1,280 positive cases, with 58 deaths, 476 recovered and 746 active, of which 20 are in serious condition, 4 are critical and 27 are moderate.

One of the ten municipalities in the Province of Benguela, Catumbela is located between the cities of Benguela (provincial headquarters) and Lobito, It currently has over 205,000 inhabitants.

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