COVID: 1,124 positive cases and eight deaths are confirmed in the last hours in Venezuela

Venezuela confirmed this Sunday 1,124 positive Covid-19 coronavirus cases, bringing the total of those infected by the outbreak to 53,289, as reported the Executive Vice President, Delcy Rodríguez.

In statements broadcast by Venezolana de Televisión, Rodríguez explained that 1,111 cases are of community transmission, and 13 cases are imported.

Regarding cases of community transmission, the Executive Vice President explained that the most affected areas are the Capital District (226), Aragua state (173), Barinas (143), Nueva Esparta (91) and Miranda state (90).

Cases were also detected in Táchira (84), Yaracuy (75), Carabobo (40), Anzoátegui (35), La Guaira (27), Zulia (26), Trujillo (25), Guárico (21), Sucre (20), Portuguesa (8), Monagas (7), Bolívar (6), Falcón (5), Mérida (5), Lara (4) and Amazonas (1).

Regarding imported cases, Vice President Rodríguez explained that 12 cases are coming from Colombia, and so this country registers more than 6,000 cases in Venezuela, and one case comes from Brazil.

During the conference – headed by the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro – Delcy Rodríguez indicated that, of the active cases, 7,989 patients are asymptomatic, 1,306 have mild respiratory failure; 673 have moderate respiratory failure and 105 patients are in the intensive care units.

Similarly, eight new deaths were announced, bringing the number of fatalities from the outbreak to 428.

The deceased were registered in the states Mérida (2), Carabobo (2), Táchira (2) and Apure (2).

In reference to one of the cases from Apure state, Vice President Rodríguez indicated that an autopsy is being carried out, since it corresponds to a 27-year-old man.

The number of recovered, for its part, already reaches 42,788 people, which represents 80% of total cases.