Venezuela Adds 449 New Covid-19 Cases and 5 Deaths on Thursday

The Executive Vice President of the republic, Delcy Rodríguez, reported this Thursday that a total of 449 new cases of Covid-19 were detected in the last 24 hours in the country, 438 of community transmission and 11 imported cases, 10 of them are compatriots who arrived from Colombia and one from Peru. With these figures Venezuela reaches 13,613 people infected in the outbreak.

She stressed that Venezuela registers 7,752 recovered cases, which is equivalent to 57 percent of the total patients.

The vice-president explained that the new cases of community transmission are geographically distributed:

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  • 180 Capital District,
  • 90 Miranda (20 Petare, 05 Baruta, 04 Guarenas),
  • 79 Bolívar,
  • 37 Sucre,
  • 13 Monagas,
  • 13 Zulia,
  • 10 Anzoátegui,
  • 7 Carabobo,
  • 3 Nueva Esparta,
  • 2 Lara, 01 Aragua,
  • 1 Apure and
  • 1 Yaracuy.

Rodríguez warned of the increase in cases in the Capital District. “It is time to become aware, the virus is circulating in the capital, in 22 parishes.”

She detailed each of the parishes in Caracas where new cases of the virus were detected this Thursday:

  • El Valle 20,
  • Sucre (Catia) 16,
  • El Paraíso 10,
  • El Recreo 9,
  • Coche 9,
  • San Juan 8,
  • Caricuao 7,
  • Altagracia 6,
  • San Agustín 6,
  • Antímano 5,
  • La Vega 5,
  • Santa Rosalía 4,
  • El Junquito 4,
  • 23 de Enero 4,
  • San Pedro 3,
  • San Bernardino 3,
  • La Pastora 3,
  • La Candelaria 2,
  • Santa Teresa 2,
  • San José 1,
  • Macarao 1 and
  • 52 residents of other states detected in the Capital District.

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The vice-president reported the death of five people from the Covid-19 infection:

  • Female, 62 years old, resident of the Maracaibo municipality of Zulia state.
  • Male, 32 years old, resident of the La Cañada de Urdaneta municipality in Zulia state.
  • 64-year-old male, resident of the San Cristóbal municipality of Táchira state.
  • 68-year-old male, resident of the Bolívar municipality of Táchira state and a
  • 63-year-old male, resident of the 23 de Enero parish of the Capital District.

The number of fatalities rises to 129.

She specified that to date there are 5,732 active cases. It is known that of them, 4,649 are admitted to hospitals, 980 to Comprehensive Diagnostic Centers (CDI), 103 are in private hospitals.

Sh reported that out of the 5,732 active cases, 4,910 are asymptomatic, 773 present mild acute respiratory failure, 25 moderate acute respiratory failure and 24 severe acute respiratory failure.

As of this Thursday in Venezuela, 1,470,678 tests for screening have been carried out, which is equivalent to 49,023 tests per million inhabitants.

On the other hand, Rodríguez reported that 71,988 compatriots have entered Venezuela through the PASI. To date, there are 3,857 positive cases that have entered from Colombia.

She remarked on the importance of actively maintaining prevention regulations to avoid the massive spread of cases in Venezuelan territory.

In this regard, Rodriguez referred to the new relative normality of which Tedros Adhanom, current president of the World Health Organization (WHO), says, assuring that Venezuela will maintain the 7 + 7 reopening scheme, “we will continue with that formula for 7 days of quarantine and 7 for flexibility”, emphasized Delcy Rodríguez.

“We have a role to play in protecting ourselves and protecting others, keeping a meter of distance between one person and another and persistently washing with soap,” recalled the Executive Vice President of the Republic.

Finally, she stressed, the work of young Venezuelans at the forefront to create a global movement that proposes health as a right and not as a privilege, “it is the global movement for health,” said Delcy Rodriguez.

Featured image: Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez. Photo courtesy of Presidential Press

(Ultimas Noticias)

Translation: OT/JRE/EF