Sunday, August 7

Panama registers another day without any death in the last 24 hours

The October 30 report issued by the Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) revealed that In the last 24 hours in Panama there had been no deaths due to COVID-19.

This would be the fifth day this year that there have been no deaths in the countryOnly in the month of October there have been three days without reports of deaths due to the virus.

In parallel, the PAI report issued yesterday reflected that 77.4% of the target population that can receive the vaccine It already has the complete immunization scheme against Covid-19, while with first doses it has been vaccinated at 88.0%.

Until the cutoff to October 30 in Panama, 5,821,464 vaccines have been applied against Covid-19. Of this total, 5,068,144 correspond to doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 753,320 from AstraZeneca.

For his part the Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre, insisted on the importance of getting vaccinated, Since being inoculated against the virus reduces contagion between 70 and 75%, since the immune system is strengthened.

“The vaccine also prevents 80 and 90% that if someone is infected, they can get complicated and it also helps to ensure that the percentage that a patient reaches the intensive care rooms is very low, ”Sucre stressed during a tour of Pedasí, Los Santos province.

He said that between 85 and 86% of the deceased were not vaccinated, so he reaffirmed the importance of getting vaccinated and maintaining self-care measures.

Epidemiological report

As of October 30, 2o21, in the world there have been 246,205,852 positive cases for Covid-19 accumulated and 4,993,022 deaths for a fatality rate of 2%.

While 463,045 recovered patients have been counted in Panama since the beginning of the pandemic, while on October 30, 136 new cases were detected, for a cumulative total of 472,534.

Yesterday 7,412 tests were applied and a percentage of positivity of 1.8% is maintained.

In the last 24 hours, no deaths were registered, so Until October 30, the figure of 7,315 accumulated deaths remains for a fatality of 1.5%.

Active cases total 2,174. In home isolation, 2,004 are reported, of which 1,915 are at home and 89 in hotels. There are 170 hospitalized and of them 135 are in the ward and 35 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).