Wednesday, December 8

Minsa calls for the Covid-19 test to be performed in case of symptoms, a positivity of 3.4% remains

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reiterates that any person who presents symptoms related to the Sars-Cov2 virus, must immediately seek medical attention and undergo a Covid-19 test.

In each of the 15 regions, the Minsa has swabbing stations and the points set up in the Rod Carew stadiums on Via Centenario and the Emilio Royo stadium in Juan Díaz are maintained from Monday to Sunday from 7 in the morning.

For the National Government it is important that the population does not lower the Guard and maintain self-care measures such as the correct use of a mask, alcohol gel, facial screen in public passenger transport, hand washing, physical distancing and the use of alcohol.

Updated vaccination report

This Sunday, November 21, the Expanded Program of Immunization of the Minsa reports that of the vaccinable population, 88.9% have been inoculated with the first dose and 79.2% with second doses.

As of this afternoon’s cut, 5,964,456 doses had been applied against COVID-19 in Panama. Of this total, 753,908 doses of AstraZeneca, 5,210,548 of Pfizer, 6,030 third doses and 149,031 booster doses have been applied.

In the province of Herrera, 24 doses of Pfizer and 2 of AstraZeneca were applied for today.

Tocumen International Airport Report

The Department of Epidemiology of the Minsa reports that in the last 24 hours no positive passenger for COVID-19 was detected.

The report also indicates that in the last week 1 positive traveler was detected, for a global total of 1,869 detected since the air terminal reopened its operations.

Updated epidemiological report

In the world there have been 257,341,450 accumulated positive cases for Covid-19 and 5,149,232 deaths for a fatality percentage of 2%.

While in Panama there are 466,216 recovered patients, 162 new positive cases, for a cumulative total of 475,997.

4,702 tests were applied and a positivity percentage of 3.4% is maintained.

In the last 24 hours, 1 death was registered, for a total of 7,353 accumulated and a fatality of 1.5%.

Active cases total 2,428, while 2,314 are reported in home isolation, 2,233 of which are at home and 81 in hotels. There are 114 hospitalized and 93 of them are in the ward and 21 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 (

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