President Maduro reports 844 new Covid-19 cases in Venezuela

844 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed this Saturday by the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro; 797 community infections and 47 imported, in addition to eight new deaths.

Caracas registers 337 cases; 137 Miranda; 99 La Guaira; 80 Zulia; 57 Bolivar; 17 Merida and the same number Monagas; 16 Aragua; 13 Yaracuy; 8 Nueva Esparta; 6 Guarico; 4 Lara; 3 Falcon; 2 Apure and the remaining two cases in Sucre state.

Of those imported, 42 came from Colombia, 36 entered through Apure state, 4 through Zulia and 2 through Táchira, said the head of state, who added that the other five foreign cases entered legally through Bolivar state, from Brazil.

The first of the deceased was a 45-year-old man from Lara state who worked as a farmer and was suffering various diseases. He also traded as a wholesaler at the Coche market in Caracas.

The second was an older man who worked in the San Francisco mayor’s office in Zulia state, while the third was a native of Maracaibo city, 57 years old and retired from teaching, he said.

The fourth case, a 75-year-old woman from Los Teques, Miranda state. She lived in an area where several positive cases were detected, she had basic illnesses and went out to walk frequently.

In fifth place, an 88-year-old woman from Cumaná, Sucre state; the sixth case a 70-year-old man also from Cumaná; and the seventh case, a 73-year-old farmer from Mérida state who had contact with buyers from Zulia and el Vigía.

The eighth case was also a farmer from Merida state, said the president; after these deaths the number of victims rose to 223 since the first case was known, in mid-March this year.

Venezuela today reached the figure of 25,805 cases, – after 147 days of quarantine.