Venezuela confirmed three new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) on Tuesday, and there are already 288 infected by the outbreak, reported the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro. In statements broadcast by Venezolana de Televisión from the Military Circle in Caracas, the head of state also reported that the number of people recovered rises to 122, representing 42% of the total number of cases.
He specified that, 77 people are in hospitals, 52 in Comprehensive Diagnostic Centers, 27 in private clinics along with 10 deceased.
88 cases have been registered in the Miranda state with two deceased; 31 cases in Caracas with four deceased; 72 cases in Nueva Esparta, 29 infected in Aragua and 14 cases in La Guaira.
In this regard, Maduro expressed his concern about the situation in Colombia and Brazil in the face of the pandemic, which already registers more than 2.5 million infected cases worldwide.
So far, Brazil has registered 44,079 positive cases, 2,741 deceased and 22,991 people recovered; while Colombia has 4,149 people infected by the outbreak, 196 deceased and 804 people recovered.
Many experts point out that the official figures in Brazil and Colombia are not reliable and the magnitude of the crisis is yet to be seen. Today social networks were flooded with videos and photos of mass graves being set up in Brazil.
Featured image: President Nicolas Maduro. Courtesy Presidential Press
Translated by JRE/EF