In the last 24 hours, Sofala Province recorded two hundred and seventy-six (276) cases, corresponding to 29.7% of the total new cases reported today across the country, followed by the City of Maputo with two hundred and sixty-three (263) cases, corresponding to 28.3%.
In total, 928 individuals tested positive for COVID-19. Of these, eight hundred and ninety-three (893) individuals have Mozambican nationality, twenty-two (22) individuals are foreigners and thirteen (13) individuals are of nationality yet to be determined, five hundred and three (54.2%) are male and four hundred and twenty-five (45.8%) are female. All new cases reported today result from local transmission.
The information is announced by the National Institute of Health (INS), pointing to a cumulative 44,112 registered positive cases, of which 43,796 cases are locally transmitted and 316 imported.
DEATHS CONTINUE HIGH
Although Mozambique recorded an additional five hundred and seventy-eight (578) cases fully recovered from COVID-19, the death figures continue to be alarming. In the last 24 hours alone, fifteen (15) deaths were recorded in patients infected with the new coronavirus; eleven (11) male and four (4) female patients, all of Mozambican nationality and whose ages vary between 30 and 79 years of age.
At the moment, the country has 16,897 active cases and 451 deaths due to COVID-19.
It should be recalled that, since 00:00 on February 5, 2021, and for a period of 30 days, new measures are aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19 in Mozambique, among which are those contained in Decree 2/2021, of February 4th,
closure of places of worship, conferences, meetings and religious celebrations1, on-site classes at pre-school, primary, secondary, professional technicians and public and private higher education institutions are suspended, cultural and recreational activities held in public and private spaces are prohibited, the sale of alcoholic beverages in tents is prohibited, beach attendance is prohibited, as a place of recreation for bathers and private social events are prohibited.
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