High Commission of the Republic of Mozambique

Covid-19: vaccination rate now over 72 per cent

Maputo, 27 Feb (AIM) – The Ministry of Health on 26 February reported a further 63,915 people were vaccinated against Covid-19 during the previous 24 hours, bringing the number of people fully vaccinated against the disease to 10,988,141. This is 72.2 per cent of all citizens aged 18 and above.

The ministry also reported 18 new cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease, compared with 19 the previous day. Since the start of the pandemic, 1,267,427 people have been tested for the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. The 18 positive cases brought the total number of people diagnosed with Covid-19 in Mozambique to 225,036.

The number of people under medical care in the Covid-19 treatment centres fell from 19 on 25 February to 15 on 26 February, three of whom were receiving supplementary oxygen. Nine of these patients (60 per cent) were in Maputo. The number of active cases of Covid-19 rose slightly from 3,503 to 3,520.