Wednesday, August 17

81.4% of those who died from COVID-19 in Panama were not vaccinated, according to the Minsa

The report of the Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) revealed that 81.4% of people who have died since January of this year – when Operation PanavaC-19 began to date – were not vaccinated with any dose against Covid-19.

In addition, the report that compiled information up to October 22 indicated that 9.5% of the deceased had two doses applied and 9.1% counted a dose placed.

Of ICU patients, 67% are not vaccinated with no dose, according to the report.

He also revealed that for the 15th consecutive week the number of recovered exceeds the active cases and 1,018 positive cases are reported less than the previous week with a tendency to decrease the cases.

More Pfizer Vaccines Arrive

A new shipment with 98,280 doses from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer He arrived in the country yesterday afternoon to continue Operation panavaC-19 throughout the country.

The regional health director of the Ngäbe Buglé Comarca, Diomedes Taylor Trotman, received on behalf of the National Government this fortieth batch of vaccines against Covid-19 that arrives in the country.

More vaccination points

Starting today, October 27, the application of the booster doses will begin in the 8-8 circuit which includes the townships of Juan Díaz, Parque Lefevre, Don Bosco, Río Abajo and San Francisco.

The schools that will function as a vaccination center, from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm are the Belisario Porras School, the Elena Ch. De Pinate School and the IPT Don Bosco. The dose will be applied to people over 55 years old, patients with chronic diseases and people between 18 and 54 years old who work in occupations with a higher risk of contracting the virus.

While in San Miguelito the inoculation with first, second and booster doses will also continue at fixed points in Los Andes Mall, in Metro Mall and in Plaza Súper 99 in Villa Lucre.

On circuit 12-3, Comarca Ngabe BuglThe placement of the second dose will also begin in 74 vaccination centers that cover 47 communities in that region.

77.1% with complete scheme

The vaccination report provided by the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) reported that to date 5,789,616 doses of vaccines against Covid-19 have been applied in the country, of which 3,036,080 are first doses, 2,664,204 second doses, 5,021 third doses and 84,311 booster doses.

The coverage of the target population with the first dose is 87.9% and with the second dose it is 77.1%, according to the report.

Vaccination days were held in the provinces with the following results: in Colón 422 doses, in Los santos 156, in Bocas del Toro 184, in Herrera 87 and in Chiriquí 76.

Epidemiological report

The report of the Department of Epidemiology of the Minsa reveals that In the world there are 244,210,069 confirmed cases of Covid-19, 4,959,112 deaths for a fatality of 2%.

In Panama there are 471,884 confirmed cases, of which 215 are new and four deaths in the last 24 hours for a total of 7,314 deaths and a fatality percentage of 1.5%.

Those recovered total 462,287, of which 227 are new recovered today. There are 2,283 active cases that are distributed in 2,084 in home isolation and 199 hospitalized.

Those in home isolation were divided in 2007 into houses and 77 into hotels. The hospitalized are distributed in 168 in wards and 31 in ICU.