18 Jan The National Technical Committee for Surveillance and Response to COVID-19 reports on the epidemiological situation from December 31 to January 15 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 Saturday 16 In January 2021, a press conference (the thirteenth during the pandemic) to present updated epidemiological data on the evolution of COVID-19 in the country, corresponding to the period between December 31 and January 15, 2021.
As of January 15, 2021, 81,780 PCR tests have been performed, of which 79,004 were confirmatory tests with 5,356 confirmed Covid-19 positives. The cumulative positivity rate is 6.8. This rate is 2.3 in the last 7 days. The 5,356 confirmed cases were subject to isolated follow-up in hotels, homes or hospitals; among them, 5,189 were cured and 86 died (case fatality rate of 1.61). There are 71 active cases. A total of 371 health workers have been infected, 5 of whom have died.
The MINSABS communicated in the press conference that, after the meeting of the Political Committee held last Thursday, January 15, under the leadership of the president of said committee, HE Don Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, and after several deliberations on the current epidemiological situation in the country, it was decided to continue with the measures contained in presidential decree No. 107/2020 for a period of 30 days (from January 15 to February 15, 2021).
See the epidemiological report here.