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Study on prevalence estimates that 0.4% of people had contact with the COVID-19 virus

Praia, Jul 30 (Inforpress) – The study on prevalence released today shows today that 0.4% of respondents had contact with the COVID-19 virus, confirmed INSP president Maria da Luz Mendonça, stressing that the data warns of the need to reinforce preventive measures.

The presentation of the study was made this Wednesday, in the city of Praia, by the president of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP), who said that the objective was to analyze the prevalence and the profile of the SARS-CoV-2 infection in the Cabo Verdean population.

According to this official, the study covered about 5.000 people, from 10 to 80 years old, in all the islands of the country, with 11% residing in Praia and 7% in São Vivente, adding that of the respondents, 21 people, ie 0.4% tested positive for the rapid test for antibody detection.

According to the president, of the positive cases, 86% are female and 97% of the surveyed population reported maintaining social distance, and only 58% reported maintaining social distance always or several times.



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