COVID-19: The cape verdean situation on May 5

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Covid-19: Infected people in Cabo Verde are mostly between 20 and 50 years old

According to official data, as of today, MAY 5, the total number of cases registered in the country since 19 March is now 175, distributed over the islands of Santiago (116), Boavista (56) and São Vicente (3)..

With regard to demographics, men are the most affected, with 51% of the total (89), while women (86) represent 49% of patients in the country. 

The large majority of patients are between 20 and 50 years old, totaling 127 cases.

On the other hand, 6 cases were registered in patients from 0 to 10 years old, and 17 are infected in the age group up to 20 years old.

There are also 10 cases from 50 to 60 years, 8 cases between 61 and 70 years, 3 cases between 71 and 80 years, 2 between 81 and 90 years old and only 1 case over 91 years old, a lady from Praia who died last week.

Of the total number of registered cases, 169 (97%) are locally transmitted, while 6 (3%) were imported from other countries.

The country has so far registered 37 patients who seem to have recovered from the illness, most of them in Boavista (34), meaning that island where the first case was detected has now 19 active cases, since it has registered one death, of a foreign citizen. The other two cases were other foreign citizens who were flown to their respective countries.

The other 3 recovered patients are from the islands of Santiago (1) and São Vicente (2). There are now 134 active cases in the country, either in self-isolation in their homes or at the intensive care units.

The main focus of the disease is now the capital city, Praia, in Santiago, with a growing community transmission situation and a total of 113 cases, as of today, with an average of 10 new cases each day.

The islands of Santiago and Boavista entered the third period of State of Emergency on Sunday, which will be enforced until midnight on 14th May.

Cabo Verde has a record of two deaths.

 

 

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