Wednesday, December 8

Minsa calls before a low percentage of people who have applied booster doses against Covid-19

The Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre, urged the groups that correspond to the booster dose to come to apply it because the country registers a low percentage of people inoculated with this dose.

People over 55 years of age, those with chronic diseases and the groups between 18 and 54 years of age who carry out work activities with the highest risk of contagion are those summoned by the health authorities to place this dose in the vaccination points established through Operation PanavaC-19 throughout the national territory, Sucre mentioned.

He stressed that the National Vaccination Plan through Operation PanavaC-19 and the Traceability strategy are the two strategies that have given “good results” in Panama during the fight against the pandemic.

Sucre indicated that both strategies implemented by the health team with inter-institutional support have achieved minimize infections caused by the virus through vaccination and traceability It detects positive cases and places them in isolation.

Nevertheless, Sucre warned that the tranquility given by the figures and more so now that fewer deaths and hospitalizations are counted in Intensive Care Units (ICU), It should not translate into non-compliance with biosafety measures, since Panama must look at what happens in other latitudes, since there are countries again affected by Covid-19.

The Minsa also reported that a new batch with 100,620 new doses of vaccines from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer He arrived in the country yesterday, which will allow the vaccination process carried out by Operation PanavaC-19 to continue throughout the country. This lot is 41.

Epidemiological report

The Department of Epidemiology of the Minsa reports that in the world there are 247,286,553 cases confirmed Covid-19 and 5,009,199 deaths with a fatality of 2% as of November 2, 2021.

As of November 2, 2021, in Panama there are 472,877 confirmed cases of Covid-19, of which 141 are new cases and one death is registered in the last 24 hours for a cumulative of 7,318 deaths and a fatality of 1.5%.

In the last 24, 7,330 tests were carried out for a positivity of 1.9%.

There are 221 new recovered for a total accumulated of 463,542 people.

What’s more, there are 2,017 active cases, of which 1,847 are in home isolation 170 hospitalized.

Those who are in isolation are divided into 1,764 in homes and 83 in hotels, while those in hospital are divided into 139 in wards and 31 in Intensive Care Units (ICU).