Venezuela Registers 505 New COVID-19 Cases on Saturday

The Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, reported this Saturday, January 9, that a total of 505 new infections of COVID-19 were detected in the country in the last 24 hours, of which 481 were community transmissions and 24 were imported cases, to accumulate a total of 116,172 cases, of whom 110,126 ( 95%) patients have fully recovered.

Through her account on the social networking site Twitter @drodriven2, the vice president highlighted that Zulia (border with Colombia) is the state that has recorded the highest number of infections in 9 of its 21 municipalities.

Rodríguez provided details of the cases of community transmission: Zulia 188, Capital District 60, Táchira 59, Miranda 56, Lara 45, La Guaira 19, Aragua 11, Yaracuy 11, Mérida 10, Cojedes 07, Barinas 05, Nueva Esparta 05, Carabobo 04 and Sucre 01.

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She also informed that of the 24 imported cases, 19 have come from Mexico, 2 from Argentina, 1 from Turkey, 1 from Colombia and 1 from Barbados.

The vice president regretted the death of five new patients from COVID-19 infection: a 38-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman from the state of Mérida, a 59-year-old man from Trujillo, a 59-year-old man from Nueva Esparta and a 37-year-old man from Yaracuy.

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She added that the current number of active cases is 4,985, of which 2,852 patients are in hospitals, 1,762 are confined in Comprehensive Diagnostic Centers (CDI), 5 are in private clinics and 366 are in home isolation.

Finally, the Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, wrote on her Twitter account that “in Venezuela we continue our fight against the virus. We ratify the call of Pdte. @NicolasMaduro to all the people of Venezuela: we cannot relax biosafety measures in the face of the new #COVID19 outbreak. Taking care of ourselves is everyone’s responsibility!”


Featured image: Zulia is the entity with the highest number of infections in 9 of its 21 municipalities. File photo.

(Ultimas Noticias)

Translation: OT/JRE/SC

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