Monday, January 17

Minister Sucre makes a call to maintain biosecurity measures in December holidays

“For these end of the year holidays we would like there to be no more deaths from COVID-19 and to maintain control of the figures, but it will depend on all of us,” he said. Luis Francisco Sucre, Health Minister.

Sucre recommended that Panamanians get vaccinated, because this reduces the risk of complications and death from the virus.

He said that it is important to continue with compliance with biosafety measures, such as the use of the ABPM combination, mask and face shield and hand washing.

We do not participate in mass meetings, it is essential to maintain physical distance with people who do not know if they are vaccinated, “he stressed.

Importance of getting vaccinated

Vaccination has been one of the greatest achievements of public health, therefore vaccines have become one of the most effective health interventions for economic development and the improvement of the quality of productive life of the human being.

Itzel Slocum de Hewitt, head of the Expanded Immunization Program (PAI) of the Ministry of Health reiterated the call to the general population and especially parents to attend the Health Centers with their children to comply with the scheme of Panamanian vaccination. It is essential that children are vaccinated against influenza, human papillomavirus and pneumococcus.

For Sunday, December 19, the Expanded Immunization Program reports that there was no vaccination day.

Tocumen International Airport Report

For Sunday, the Department of Epidemiology of the Minsa informs in its report that in the last 24 hours, 2 passengers were detected positive for COVID19.

According to this report, 1,887 positive passengers have been detected in Panama since the Tocumen Airport resumed its activities.

Updated epidemiological report

In the world, there have been 274,633,041 accumulated positive cases for Covid-19 and 5,368,732 deaths for a fatality rate of 2%.

While in Panama there are 471,894 recovered patients, 323 new positive cases, for a cumulative total of 483,386. 6,291 tests were applied and a percentage of positivity of 5.1% is maintained.

In the last 24 hours, 2 deaths were registered, for a total of 7,400 accumulated and a fatality of 1.5%.

Active cases total 4,092, while 3,954 are reported in home isolation, 3,784 of which are at home and 170 in hotels.

There are 138 hospitalized and 119 of them are in the ward and 19 are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

All official information regarding the pandemic in Panama and the actions of the National Government are communicated through the official accounts of the Minsa on social networks and on its website (www.minsa.gob.p