Cape Verde on Thursday reported 27 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Praia, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 218, National Director of Health Artur Correia announced at a press conference.
“The cases today come from Trindade Hospital. They are 20 patients and seven support professionals,” he said.
Making a summary of the COVID-19 situation in Cape Verde, Correia said among the 218 confirmed cases, approximately 75 percent are asymptomatic, and most of the others only present mild to moderate symptoms, but all are hospitalized and remain isolated, not at home as in other countries.
President of Cape Verde Jorge Carlos Fonseca declared on March 28 for the first time in the country’s history a state of emergency for 20 days from March 29 across the archipelago.
The Cape Verdean National Assembly authorized on Saturday the president to extend the state of emergency until May 14 on the islands of Santiago and Boa Vista that report 159 and 56 cases respectively.
So far, Cape Verde has reported 218 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 2 deaths and 38 cured, since March 19. Enditem