Maputo – The Mozambican Health Authorities reported that seven more cases of Covid-9 were discovered on Sunday.
This compares to six cases that were added on Saturday, and one each on Friday.
According to a Sunday press release from the Ministry of Health, since the start of the pandemic, 1,310,132 people have been tested in Mozambique for the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, 494 of them in the previous 24 hours.
487 of the tests yielded negative results, and the seven positive cases brought the total number of Covid-19 cases diagnosed in Mozambique to 225,365.
The positivity rate, the percentage of people tested for the virus was increased from 1. 05 per cent on Saturday to 1. 42 per cent on Sunday.
The seven new cases identified on Sunday were four women and three men aged between seven and 59. Six of the seven new cases were Mozambican citizens, while one was foreign. His nationality was not revealed in the release. Six cases of the six were in Gaza Province and one was in Inhambane.
In the same 24 hour period, one Covid-9 patient was discharged from hospital in Maputo city, and no new cases were admitted. From three patients on Saturday, to just two Sundays ago, the number of Covid-9 patients in medical care fell to 2. These two patients were both in Tete province.
The Ministry release reported no further deaths from Covid-19, and so the total death toll in Mozambique from the disease remains 2,201.
There were no reports of recoveries. The total number of recoveries thus stands at 223,104, which is almost exactly 99 per cent of all cases of Covid-19 ever diagnosed in Mozambique.
The number of active cases of Covid-19 rose from 49 on Saturday to 56 on Sunday. The geographical distribution of the active cases was as follows: Gaza, 20; Cabo Delgado, 15; Maputo city, five; Sofala, five; Tete, three; Manica, three; Zambezia, two; Inhambane, two; and Maputo province, one. Nampula and Niassa did not have active cases.
The Ministry release also reported that, over the previous 24 hours, a further 1,351 people had been vaccinated against Covid-19. The number fully vaccinated against the disease now stands at 13,792,316, which is 90.7 per cent of all citizens aged 18 and above.