Venezuela raises positive coronavirus cases to 381

The Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, confirmed on Thursday two new cases of Covid-19 coronavirus in the country, and this brings the number of those infected by the outbreak to 381.

After the culmination of the daily and permanent meeting of the Commission to Combat and Prevent Covid 19 in Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez pointed out that the 2 new cases are residing in Anzoátegui state and entered Venezuela from Brazil through Bolívar state, being a 4-year-old girl coming from Manaus who tested positive  and who was admitted to the Sentinel Hospital of Santa Elena de Uairén.

“The other case is a 28-year-old woman coming from Boa Vista who entered through Bolívar state, showing positive results in the town of San Félix, where she is subsequently admitted to the Integral Diagnostic Center of San Félix”, reported Delcy Rodríguez.

She also indicated that imported cases are treated at points of care on the border with Colombia “and the southern border with Brazil, the country that is ranked number nine with positive and deceased cases”, said Rodríguez.

The Executive Vice President also highlighted that of the 381 cases, 48.6% are already recovered cases, while of 186 active cases, 97 are from Nueva Esparta state; This represents 52% of active cases, it is the focus that developed in Nueva Esparta state”, she emphasized.

The executive vice president, Delcy Rodríguez, also reported that 97% are in hospitals, 71% in CDI, while 18 patients are hospitalized in private clinics, and with the unfortunate number of 10 deaths.

“A virtual meeting was held today with the WHO for the exchange of international experiences, and for South America participated Venezuela, with a presentation by the Minister for Health, Carlos Alvarado, who was able to present and exchange information on the local experience on Covid 19 cases in our country”, she warned.

In this regard, Delcy Rodríguez indicated that regarding the figures given during the virtual meeting, Alvarado explained in statistics that 109 cases are asymptomatic, that is, they do not present any symptoms, which translates in that “60% of the cases in Venezuela are asymptomatic. 38% are cases of mild respiratory failure, 3 cases of moderate respiratory failure, 1 case of severe respiratory failure”.