01 Dec Statement by Minister Nsue Milang at the WHO World Health Assembly
The Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Diosdado Vicente Nsue Milang, intervened yesterday (November 30, 2021) virtually in the World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) to report the current epidemiological situation in Equatorial Guinea. Nsue Milang pointed out that, in general, since the pandemic began, a total of 252,380 PCR tests have been carried out, of which 13,538 were positive for COVID-19 and that 170 people died in our country, which places the fatality rate by below world and regional figures with 1.26%.
As of today (November 30, 2021) a total of 56 active cases are reported, of which only 5 people are admitted to the ICU (it should be noted that none of these cases is vaccinated). The incidence rate of the disease, in the last 7 days, has fallen to 2.6 per 100,000 inhabitants and the positivity rate to 0.7%.
The national vaccination campaign is progressing satisfactorily with a total of 442,855 doses, of which 246,407 have the first dose (38.9% of the target population) and 196,448 have the full schedule (31% of the target population). “Some indicators that are a sample of a vision of control and adequate pandemic management of the National Government, represented by its Political Committee for Surveillance and Response to COVID-19 and with the specialized advice of its National Technical Committee,” said the Minister Nsue Milang.
The Minister of Health and Social Welfare announced that as the world panorama does not improve and in the current dangerous epidemiological scenario, “Equatorial Guinea will redouble its rigor in complying with the established strategies.”