Luanda - Fifty-six new positive cases of covid-19 have been detected in Angola in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 1,735.

The information was released Tuesday night in Luanda by the Secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda, who stated, in the same period, that the country recorded two deaths and six recoveries, bringing the totals to 80 and 575, respectively.

Handing in the covid-19 daily update report, Franco Mufinda said the number of active patients has increased to 1,080.

According to the official, two of the new infections were detected in the north of the province of Cabinda, following a local transmission.

Mufinda also said that the newly infected are sick aged between 19 and 59 years, involving 43 men and 13 women.