Angola’s COVID-19 caseload hits 22,399 as 88 new cases reported

Angolan health workers stand outside the Central Vaccine warehouse in Luanda, March 2, 2021. /Osvaldo Silva /VCG

Angola’s total number of COVID-19 infections rose to 22,399 after the country reported 88 new cases from a sample size of 1,510 tests conducted on Thursday.

Of the new registered cases, 59 were male while the remaining 29 were female.

The figures were announced by the Southern African country’s health ministry, which also noted that one more patient had died, bringing the total number of virus-related fatalities to 538.

The country has rolled out a mass vaccination drive in efforts to contain the pandemic. By Friday, more than 90,000 inoculations had been administered.

While many countries in Africa are seeing a spike in their number of new daily infections, Angola’s virus curve has largely remained unchanged.

Officials continue to urge adherence to laid down health protocols aimed at containing further spread of the virus.

The health ministry also reported that a total of 20,507 people have successfully recovered from the disease so far.