Mozambique recorded, in the last 24 hours, two more deaths due to covid-19, bringing the total to 161, with 103 new cases of infection by the new coronavirus, announced the Ministry of Health.
Male, 38 and 40 years old, both of Mozambican nationality and who died after their health update note of data from the Ministry of Health distributed today to the media.
On the same day, the authorities announced another 103 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus , bringing the total number of cases registered in the country to 18,265, of which 17,952 are locally transmitted and 313 cases are imported.
The country accounts for a total of 16,119 (88%) people reported to have recovered from the infection .
Of the total of 1,981 active cases in Mozambique, the city of Maputo, the country’s capital, has 1,433, the largest number.
Mozambique has cumulatively tested 266,841 suspected cases of infection since the first case was announced on 22 March .
The pandemic of covid -19 caused at least 1,756,060 deaths resulting from more than 80.1 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report prepared by the French agency AFP .
In Africa , there are 62,366 confirmed deaths and more than 2.6 million infected in 55 countries, according to the most recent statistics on the continent’s pandemic .
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December 2019 in Wuhan , a city in central China.