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COVID-19: Virology laboratory in Praia will have an additional test device starting today

Praia, May 20 (Inforpress) – The virology laboratory in Praia will have, starting this Wednesday, the 20th, with an additional test device for new coronavirus, informed the National Director of Health, Artur Correia.

At a press conference in Praia, to assess the COVID-19 situation in the country, Artur Correia said that with this acquisition, they will “catch up” the two days, after the maintenance work of the laboratory’s only virology device.

The Ministry of Health and Social Security reported that for technical reasons, tests were not carried out in the virology laboratory during the last weekend, justifying that the equipment was under maintenance.

Cabo Verde registers 335 accumulated COVID-19 cases, distributed over the islands of Santiago (276, 269 in Praia, two in Tarrafal, four in São Domingos and one in Santa Cruz), Boa Vista (56) and São Vicente ( three). Of these positive tested cases, there are 85 recovered and three deaths – an English citizen and two Cabo Verdeans from Praia.


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