Experts characterize Covid-19 situation in Angola
29 de enero de 2021, 13:23Luanda, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) The Covid-19 death toll in Angola is largely associated with the existence of uncontrolled comorbidities, such as hypertension, diabetes, tuberculosis, HIV-AIDS and sickle-cell anemia, national experts say on Friday.
Other risk factors verified in Luanda are cardiovascular, lung and chronic kidney diseases, says the study, carried out by the multisectoral commission to prevent and fight the pandemic.
Although Angola has reported more than 19,600 contagions and 464 deaths due to Covid-19, the magnitude and progress of the pandemic are lower than what international organizations initially projected, the document said.
According to the commission, the situation responds to the prompt response to the pandemic threat, with effective containment measures and successive adjustments, along with the fact that the Angolan population is mostly young.
By late 2020, all provinces had signs of Covid-19 contagions, although Luanda led statistics with 71 percent of cases and 76 percent of deaths, the document stated.
According to the analysis, Angola is expected to get Covid-19 vaccines free of charge for the State with a view to protecting 20 percent of the population, through the Covax-Facility.
The national vaccination plan to fight the disease is conceived in two stages and its total cost will be 262.9 million dollars, the commission informed.
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