In the last 24 hours in Venezuela, two new positive cases of Covid-19 were registered to increase the number of infections to 325, while the recovery rate at 42.2% for a total of 137 recovered patients, after receiving free treatment.
The information was offered by the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, from the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, where he met with the Presidential Commission for the Control and Prevention of Covid-19.
The new positive cases were registered in the state of Aragua and Miranda.
He described that of the 178 active cases: 86 are in hospitals, 65 in Comprehensive Diagnostic Centers (CDI), 27 in private hospitals, while the deceased total remains at 10.
The head of state reminded that the World Health Organization (WHO) stated recovered patients are not immune to new infections, so he reiterated the call for vigilance.
Regarding the new survey on the Homeland System, on the quarantine and the situation of Covid-19 in Venezuela, he stressed that to date a total of 7,294,204 people have answered the questionnaire, providing inputs to deepen the policies against Covid -19. Out of the people who answered the survey 58% are women and 42% men.
Here we present some updated results from this data set using the Carnet de la Patria:
- 98.8% of those surveyed affirm that they do not know someone positive with coronavirus and 1.2 percent do know someone who has tested positive.
- The states where responses were given to this question are: Nueva Esparta with 3.98%; La Guaira follows with 1.69%; Miranda with 1.52%; Portuguese 1.48%; Capital District with 1.46% and Aragua with 1.32%
- 29.5% of the respondents consider that Covid-19 represents a mortal risk; 26.4% consider it a high risk, 32.9% are concerned; 0.9% see it as mild and 0.6% do not see it as a risk of contagion, while 9.8% do not believe that they can get coronavirus.
- Approximately 88% of Venezuelans believe that the coronavirus is very serious, high-risk, and it worries them a lot.
- When asked if they know the place to go to receive medical attention if they have symptoms, 86% say yes, while 14% say no.
- 99% of respondents wear face masks outside the home, 98% wash their hands more frequently, 98% avoid crowds, 69% wear gloves, and 66% wear face masks indoors.
- 60.2% have school-age children at home, of whom 75.7% keep studying online.
- 66% think that the pandemic will pass and there will be a recovery; 21% are optimistic, 1% are pessimistic and 12% maintain that recovery will take time.
- 52% have not changed their sleep habit, 11% sleep more, 22% say they are sleeping less.
“The first health survey allowed us to go to the containment of the pandemic, to cut the transmission chains with house-to-house visits, and this survey will allow us to attend to the fundamental problems and the planning of the stage post quarantine, to the new stage after we finish this one. We have not yet reached the point of cutting the transmission chains, so we must be radical in defending the family’s right to health,” he stressed.
Translated by JRE/EF