In Panama they are reported until November 17 a total of 475,166 accumulated cases of Covid-19, of which 238 are new cases; One death occurred in the last 24 hours for a cumulative 7,349 deaths from Covid-19 with a 1.5% fatality., reveals the report of the Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (Minsa).
There are 465,798 people recovered, of which 136 were added among those who have won the battle against the virus. A total of 8,095 were applied in the last 24 hours for a positivity of 2.9%,
Active cases total 2,019, of which 1,888 are in home isolation and 131 hospitalized. Those who are in home isolation are divided into 1,799 at home and 89 in hotels. There are 111 hospitalized in wards and 20 in ICU.
El Covid-19 effective reproduction number in Panama as of November 12, 2021 by number of reported cases is 0.76.
The report provided by the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) indicates that on November 17, 5,936,883 doses have been applied against Covid-19; of which 3,066,898 are first dose; 2,725,344 are second dose; 5,678 third doses and 138,963 are booster.
The coverage of the target population, which is from 12 years of age, is 88.8% with the first dose and 78.9% with the second dose.
Yesterday began the application of doses against Covid-19 on circuits 8-9 in Panama North; 8-4 in Chepo and the islands and 10-1 and 10-2 in the Guna Yala region.
In North Panama, vaccination is extended for the population of the townships of Las Cumbres, Chilibre, Alcade Díaz, Ernesto Córdoba Campos and Caimitillo.
The population can go to get vaccinated at the Villa Zaíta shopping center, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and at the José Artigas school in Caimitillo from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
En vaccination centers place the first, second and booster doses against Covid-19 as well as the influenza and pneumococcal vaccine.
While in circuit 8-4 in Chepo there are 19 vaccination points in 18 townships in Chepo, Balboa and Chimán.
In circuits 10-1 and 10-2 in the Guna Yala region, doses are applied to the population from 12 years in 22 vaccination centers in Narganá, Aligandí, Puerto Obaldia and Tubualá.
The same way started the new vaccination center in the sports city Irving Saladino, in Juan Díaz with the application of doses against Covid-19. The staff is open from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm from Monday to Friday.
The population is reminded that also they can go to fixed vaccination posts in the different shopping centers from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
The population in the province of Los Santos can go to the posts in the Minsa-Capsi from Las Tablas from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm and at the San Juan De Dios de La Villa Polyclinic from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm from Monday to Friday.