Venezuela reported eight deaths and 787 new cases of coronavirus this Monday, September 21, Communication Minister Freddy Ñáñez reported on Twitter, showing a decreasing tendency in the daily number of reported cases.
With the figures, the country reaches 555 deaths from the disease and 67,443 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in Venezuela.
Out of the 787 infections in the last 24 hours, 689 are community cases and 98 are imported, which are from nationals who returned to the country through Colombia (57 who entered through Apure and 41 through Táchira).
The minister pointed out that 56,726 (84%) people have recovered after contracting the SARS-CoV-2 virus, so there are 10,162 active cases . 4,819 of them are in hospitals, 4,931 in comprehensive diagnosis centers and 412 in private clinics.
The state of Nueva Esparta led the cases of coronavirus by state with 152 infections.
The distribution of cases by municipalities on the island is as follows: 27 in Mariño, 15 in the Díaz municipality, 13 in Marcano, 13 in García, 12 in Antolín del Campo, 12 in Gómez, 10 in Arismendi, 10 in the Peninsula de Macanao and a resident of Porlamar.
Caracas is the second region with the highest number of infections with 140 new people diagnosed with COVID-19.
The total of community cases includes 53 cases in Mérida, 46 in Aragua, 45 in Vargas, 43 in Miranda, 36 in Zulia, 31 in Yaracuy, 26 in Anzoátegui, 25 in Apure, 24 in Bolívar, 23 in Carabobo, 21 in Lara, 12 in Barinas, nine in Amazonas, two in Táchira and one in Trujillo.
Deaths from COVID-19
Freddy Ñáñez indicated that among the deceased, five are women and three are men:
- Aragua: two women, 83 and 66 years old
- Apure: a 74-year-old man and a 66-year-old woman
- Lara: a 72-year-old woman
- Sucre: a 48-year-old woman
- Zulia: two men 48 years old and 68 years old
Regarding the number of tests carried out in the country, the minister said that 1,909,796 tests have been applied, which represents 64,327 per million inhabitants.
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