On Thursday, the Mozambican officials announced additional 54 Covid-19 infections. This is the highest since the 65 positive infections announced on February 10.

The Thursday press release by the Ministry of Health shows that 36 of the infections were females and 18 were males. The new infections cut across an infant of one-year-old and a 70-year-old male. Mozambican residents accounted for 53 cases, while one was a foreigner (the nationality of the foreigner was not revealed in the release).

Virtually all the new infections happened in the nation’s southern region (Gaza (5), Maputo province (22) and Maputo city (25)). In Nampula and central province of Sofala, in the northern part of the country 1 case was reported each.

Since the viral outbreak, Mozambiqu has conducted 1,328,858 Covid-19 tests. However, 652 of those tests was in the last 24 hours.

Out of the 652 test the previous day, 598 were negative for coronavirus. The 54 positive test pushed up the tally of positive cases in Mozambique to 225,835.

On Monday, the positivity rate (the proportion of positive tests) was 3.31 percent, but that figure jumped to 8.28 percent on Thursday.

On Thursday, the Mozambican Ministry of Health reported no fatalities. Therefore, the total Covid-19 mortality in the country remains at 2,203 people.

On Thursday, 3 Covid-19 patients in Maputo province left the hospital and 1 discharged in Gaza. There were no new infections reported, leaving 3 individuals under medical care in the Covid-19 hospitals (1 each in Maputo city, Gaza, and Inhambane). However, 1 patients was still in intensive care, receiving oxygen

Thankfully, 23 complete recoveries from Covid-19, was recorded in Maputo province. This brings the total recoveries to 223,436 (98.38 percent) of all Covid-19 infections in Mozambique.

Active Covid-19 case jumped from 161 to 192 on Thursday. The distribution of active infections include: Sofala (2), Niassa (2), Nampula (4), Cabo Delgado (7), Inhambane (8), Gaza (19), Maputo province (74), and Maputo city (76). Manica, Tete, and Zambezia, had no active cases.

According to the Ministry of Health, 2,176 people were immunised against Covid-19 the previous day. A total of 14,262,070 individuals have completed their Covid-19 vaccination (93.8 percent of citizens 18 years and older).

Also, 15,098,230 Mozambicans got one of the Covid-19 vaccines while 403,796 got booster shots.

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