17 Dec The National Technical Committee for Surveillance and Response to COVID-19 reports on the epidemiological situation from December 2 to 15 in Equatorial Guinea
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 Thursday 17 In December 2020, a press conference (the tenth during the pandemic) to present updated epidemiological data on the evolution of COVID-19 in the country, corresponding to the period between December 2 and 15, 2020.
As of December 15, 2020, 73,875 PCR tests have been performed, of which 5,214 have been confirmed as positive by Covid-19, with a cumulative positivity rate of 7.3. This rate has stood at 1.8 in the last seven days. The 5,214 confirmed cases were followed in isolation in hospitals, hotels, and homes, of which 5,064 were recovered and 85 died, with a case fatality rate of 1.63. There are 55 active cases, a total of 364 health workers have become ill and 5 have died.
All this information is aligned with the global data managed by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the current evolution of the pandemic on the African continent. “We are observing an increase, although not drastic but progressive, in the total number of daily positives with respect to the total of samples analyzed in the laboratory for the same period,” said the Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Diosdado Vicente Nsue Milang.
Faced with the risk of a re-outbreak of the epidemic or consolidation of the second wave of infections, the MINSABS alerts the population and the authorities not to lower their guard and it is recommended to adopt strict measures now that the Christmas period is entering.
The Minister of Health and Social Welfare appealed “to a global awareness on the part of all of us as citizens, so that each one plays his part in the collective fight against this pandemic in Equatorial Guinea.”
See the epidemiological report here