Last Friday, February 12, Venezuela reported 431 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, of which 430 were cases of community transmission and 1 was imported from Colombia, detected in a person who entered the country through a state checkpoint, announced the Venezuelan Vice President, Delcy Rodríguez.
Through her Twitter account @Drodriven2, she highlighted that the state with “the highest number of new community cases is the Capital District (162), with active infections in its 22 parishes, followed by the states of Miranda (83) and Zulia (71).”
Vice President Rodríguez, who is also the head of the presidential commission for the prevention and control of COVID-19, pointed out that since the beginning of the pandemic, 132,259 cases have been reported in the country, out of which 124,253 patients have recovered completely, representing a recovery rate of 94% of the cases; in addition to a total of 1,267 deaths in almost one year of the emergency.
She also clarified that out of the 6,739 active cases, 4,432 are being treated in hospitals, 2,108 in Comprehensive Diagnostic Centers, and 199 in private clinics.
Rodríguez regretted the death of 7 Venezuelans due to COVID-19, “a 70 year old woman and a 66 year old man in Miranda state, a 91 year old man in Falcón, a 58 year old man in Lara, a 71 year old man in Mérida, a 63 year old man in Nueva Esparta, and an 87 year old man in Trujillo.”
“We continue to advance with the Venezuelan 7+7 Plus reopening scheme, a successful social strategy implemented by President Nicolás Maduro,” continued the vice president. “During these days of safe flexibility, we cannot neglect our fight against COVID-19, we must reinforce all biosafety protocols,” she reminded the Venezuelan people.
Featured image: Disinfection process in the Petare neighborhood, Caracas. Photo courtesy of Ultimas Noticias.
Translation: Orinoco Tribune