Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez reported this Saturday 45 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the number of cases detected in the country to 504 people. Out of the 45 cases detected today, 34 are imported: 21 come from Peru, 11 from Colombia, 1 from Ecuador and 1 from Brazil. Another case is of a contact with a traveler, and the other 10 are community transmission. 30 are located in the Capital District, 3 in Barinas, 9 in Nueva Esparta, 1 in Anzóategui, 1 in Amazonas and 1 in Aragua.
She reported that 19 of the cases are women and 26 are men. There are 7 minors. They are all isolated in health centers, receiving treatment, Rodríguez explained.
She offered a summary of the cases:
- 67-year-old woman from Aragua. Nueva Esparta doctor who was working on the outbreak. She is asymptomatic at a Comprehensive Diagnostic Center (CDI). Community transmission case.
- 49-year-old man, collaborator of the Cuban mission in the Amazon state. He was receiving Venezuelan migrants escaping from Brazil through the Río Negro checkpoint. Infected by the travelers.
- 2-year-old girl from Barinas, coming back from Ecuador on a “Plan Vuelta a la Patria” flight on May 7. She was received at the Lara Comprehensive Social Assistance Post (PASI), with a negative rapid test. She was transferred to PASI in Barinas. Her mother is positive and so is she. She is in a sentinel hospital with his mother. Imported case.
- 19-year-old man, merchant returning from Cali, Colombia. He entered Venezuela on May 7 through Táchira. He was taken to Barinas and currently is being taken care of in a CDI. Imported case from Colombia.
- 17-year-old woman from Barinas, with a 6-week pregnancy, returning from Cali. She entered Venezuela on May 7 through a border checkpoint in Táchira. She was taken to Barinas. She is asymptomatic and she is in a sentinel hospital. Case imported from Colombia.
- A 31-year-old man from Anzoátegui state, returning from Brazil, entered Venezuela on April 28. He was diagnosed in a border check point in Barinas state, then he was taken to the PASI of Anzoátegui. Case imported from Brazil.
- 21 people infected coming in a “Plan Vuelta a la Patria” flight from Peru, which arrived in Venezuela on May 8. 13 women, 8 men. 4 are children. They arrived in Maiquetía on May 8, complying with the mandatory quarantine protocol. All of them are asymptomatic and were taken to sentinel hospitals and CDI in the Capital District.
- 9 people escaping from Colombia through Táchira and Apure. They were transferred to the Capital District: They are 3 women and 6 men. Three are minors. They completed quarantine in Táchira and Guasdualito (Apure) and were brought to the Capital District to finish serving their quarantine.
- 9 Nueva Esparta state military personnel who participated in the house by house visits in said state, for the 3 outbreaks known there. This new hotspot was detected in the Macanao peninsula.
Of the 504 people, 241 are recovered. There is a recovery rate of 47.8 percent.
110 are in hospitals, 125 in CDI, 18 in clinics and the figure of 10 deceased remains.
Of the 504 cases, 241 are recovered and 253 cases are active. 165 are asymptomatic (today’s 45 cases are asymptomatic).
85 have mild acute respiratory failure, 2 have moderate acute respiratory failure, and 1 has severe acute respiratory failure and is in an intensive care unit.
From May 9 to 16, we have detected 116 new cases. Of these, 87 are imported (75 percent) from Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Chile and Ecuador.
She stressed that, if Venezuela had not adopted the state of constitutional alarm, Venezuela would have around 422,856 cases and not the 504 cases that exist today, most of them imported due the the humanitarian nature of the Bolivarian Revolution while most of the countries have chosen to leave their nationals to die alone abroad.
She added that the meeting took longer because measures are being taken in the border states as 75% of the cases are imported. In the next few hours, new measures will be announced to consolidate the sanitary cordon at the border checkpoints.
Featured image: Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, Courtesy Prensa Presidencial
Translated by JRE/EF