COVID: Venezuela registered 986 new cases this Wednesday

A total of 986 new COVID-19 infections, with 896 by community transmission and another 90 imported cases were detected in the last 24 hours by the Venezuelan health authorities, to raise up to date the total of patients who have tested positive to 69,439, of which 58,759 have fully recovered and represent 85% of the global figure, surpassing active cases of the coronavirus.

The information was released on Tuesday by the Minister of People’s Power for Communication and Information, Freddy Ñáñez, through a series of publications on his account on the Twitter social network @luchaalmada, at the end of the daily meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Control and Prevention of COVID-19.

The high official reported on statistical figures of the day:

Of the 69,439 positives accumulated since March, 58,759 have fully recovered (85%).

Of 10,106 who are currently active, 4,904 are in Hospitals, 4,769 in CDI and 433 in private clinics.

The death toll rose to 574 in total, after registering ten (10) deaths this Wednesday:

1 woman and 1 man of 66 and 46 years-Miranda state

1 woman and 1 man from 82 and 78-Mérida state

1 woman from 54-Zulia state

1 woman from 78-Amazonas state

1 man from 59- Capital District

1 woman from 51-Táchira state

1 woman from 42-La Guaira state

1 woman from 61-Aragua state

Community contagions:

Regarding community cases, the day’s figures register the highest number of infections in the Capital District, a territorial entity that continues leading with 260 cases, presenting active cases in its 22 parishes. El Valle (48), La Vega (20), Caricuao (18) and Coche (17) are the ones that registered the highest figures, while the rest of the parishes added from 15 to one contagion.

In the rest of the country, states Lara (102), Miranda (86) Anzoátegui (79) La Guaira (57), Táchira (56) and Nueva Esparta (49) registered the highest amount of the day, of the 19 affected entities of the day.

Imported cases:

The 90 cases of international contagion all come from Colombia, with patient admissions across the borders of Táchira (65), Zulia (16) and Apure states (09).

Of these, 46 are women and 44 are men. (No cases were detected by contacts with international travelers).

To date, Venezuela gets close to 2 million free tests performed, with the taking of 1,920,335 diagnostic tests, equivalent to 64,011 tests per million inhabitants, raising the country to a record place in the protection of its inhabitants to detect suspected cases in a timely manner.