18 Nov The National Technical Committee for Surveillance and Response to COVID-19 reports on the epidemiological situation from November 2 to 17 in Equatorial Guinea
Under the direction of MINSABS and with the support of WHO
The National Technical Committee for Surveillance and Response to COVID-19 in Equatorial Guinea, under the direction of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MINSABS) and with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), organized last Friday 18 In November 2020, a press conference (the eighth during the pandemic) to present updated epidemiological data on the evolution of COVID-19 in the country, corresponding to the period between November 2 and 17, 2020.
As of November 17, 2020, 68,609 PCR tests have been performed, of which 65,987 were confirmatory tests with 5,121 Covid-19 confirmed positives. The cumulative positivity rate is 7.8. This rate is 1.6 in the last 7 days. The 5,121 confirmed cases were subject to isolated follow-up in hotels, homes or hospitals; among them, 4,975 were cured and 85 died (case fatality rate of 1.66). There are 34 active cases. A total of 363 health workers have been assigned, 5 of whom have died.
We must emphasize that the downward trend of the COVID-19 infection curve in our country, with categorical control elements, has been due to an adequate comprehensive management of the pandemic, where the Government of the Republic has played a decisive role. in conducting and managing it. To keep these figures low, the MINSABS authorities and the Technical Committee are intensifying prevention measures, strengthening adequate health education, preparing a mobilization, awareness-raising and strict surveillance plan with a view to strengthening the preventive strategy in the holidays and holidays. popular looming, with a forward-looking vision that represents a challenge for public health and for the country’s authorities.
The MINSABS wishes to take advantage of this opportunity to extend the recognition to all the health personnel who have contributed in the confrontation to the pandemic, in an active way, in order to have been declared, on Monday, November 16, by the WHO, 2021 “International Year of Health Sector Workers”.
See the epidemiological report here