COVID: Venezuela registers 699 new infections and eight deaths

The country’s health authorities have detected in the last 24 hours, 669 cases of community transmission and 30 imported cases, for a total of 699 new infections in this journey of screening for the new coronavirus, as reported the Executive Vice President, Delcy Rodríguez.

Rodríguez detailed on her Twitter account that have died eight Venezuelan victims of the virus, which were reported in the following states of the country, (2) men aged 69 and 61 years in Sucre state and (1) man aged 47 years in Trujillo. Likewise, a 56-year-old woman in Anzoátegui, (1) a 64-year-old woman in Zulia, (1) a 49-year-old man from Mérida; (1) a 41-year-old man from Miranda state, (1) and a 68-year-old woman from the Capital District. The vice president indicated that, after these figures, Venezuela totals 311 deaths.

Regarding national cases, she noted that the highest number of infections occurred in Miranda state with 167, followed by the Capital District with 158 cases; Bolívar (53), La Guaira (47), Anzoátegui (33), Nueva Esparta (29), Falcón (29), Delta Amacuro (25), Aragua (23), Apure (22), Barinas (17), Trujillo (16), Amazonas (12), Lara (12), Zulia (8), Táchira (7), Mérida (6), Yaracuy (3), and Sucre state (2).

Regarding infections by parishes of the Capital District, she mentioned that El Valle reported 30 new cases, being the jurisdiction with the most infections in the city of Caracas. It is followed by Sucre (Catia) 20, La Vega (10), Altagracia (7), 23 de Enero (7), Antímano (7), San Pedro (7), Caricuao (6), Coche (6), El Recreo (6 ), Catedral (5), Macarao (5), Santa Rosalía (4), La Pastora (4), El Paraíso (3); La Candelaria (3), San Bernardino (3), while El Junquito and San Juan have two cases respectively, and San José one case.

Regarding the foreign cases, she wrote in the aforementioned social network that all 30 were coming from Colombia, the second pandemic epicenter in the region, only after Brazil.

As of today, she highlighted that in Venezuela there are 37,567 Covid-19 cases, of which 10,926 are active, 26,330 have recovered (70%), 6,062 are in Hospitals, 4,686 in CDI, 178 in Private Clinics.

The vice president reiterated «One of the strategies that has given great results in Venezuela is the application of house-by-house tests», before which up to date have been carried out for the early detection of Covid-19 1,678,639 tests, which represents 55,955 tests per million inhabitants.

«We continue to work tirelessly to protect the health of our people, complying with the instructions of President Nicolás Maduro, who has been on the front line in the search for treatments to save lives and overcome this pandemic», she said.