11 August, 2022

Panama registers an accelerated increase in Covid-19 infections in recent days

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Miraculously Vallecillos

Panama – In the last days they were registered 827 new infections of Covid-19 and two deaths, with an accumulated of 487 thousand 204 infected. Make 15 days, the average number of cases was 249 newspapers in Panama.

Regarding hospitalizations, went from 115 a 163, and the percentage of positivity, which became of 4.4%, now surpass the 6%.

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“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”, stated Luis Francisco Sucre, Health Minister.

The scientific community in Panama predicts the fourth wave of infections, considering that health authorities have already identified nine cases of coronavirus with the Omicron variant.

Those infected with this variant have a history of travel to South Africa, Colombia, Spain, United States and Puerto Rico. There is only one with no foreign travel history. Of these cases, all have two doses against Covid-19.

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The Ministry of Health also reports 17 Suspected cases of the Omicron variant that are under analysis by the Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies.

Before the appearance of new cases with this variant, The health authorities reiterated the call to the population to apply the booster dose after it was reduced from 6 a 3 months the time to put it on. The booster dose is given to the population starting at 16 years.

Since Operation PanavaC-19 began to date, more than 6 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines.