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What is the situation of Covid-19 in Panama?

Apr 25, 2024 | News & Articles, Panama | 0 comments

During epidemiological week number 16, the Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) has confirmed the presence of 28 new positive cases of Covid-19 in Panama.

This week spans from Sunday, April 14th to Saturday, April 20th. In total, the country has recorded 1,060,170 cases since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. During this epidemiological week, 1,295 tests were carried out, resulting in a weekly positivity rate of 2.2%, according to the entity. Regarding active cases, 51 are reported, with 31 in home isolation and 20 hospitalized in regular wards.

Minsa indicated that there are currently no cases admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Regarding the number of people recovered during the last week, 29 patients have recovered, bringing the total recovered since the beginning of the pandemic to 1,051,387. Regarding deaths, the entity reported one death due to the virus during this period, maintaining a total of 8,731 deaths in the country since the start of the pandemic in 2020.

The Expanded Immunization Program (PAI) reports that, from January 20, 2021, to April 22, 2024, a total of 8,985,368 Covid-19 vaccines have been administered throughout the country, including 5,170 doses of the new XBB vaccine.

Vaccination takes place at facilities of the Social Security Fund (CSS) and Minsa, starting at 7 a.m. Regarding variants, the official circulation of the EG.5.2, XBB.1.5, GK.10, BA.2.86 (JN.1), and HK.3 variants has been reported in Panama. On the other hand, the corregimientos (administrative divisions) with the most confirmed cases are: Juan Díaz with 5 cases, Bella Vista with 3 cases, and Amelia Denis de Icaza, San Francisco (Panama), and David with 2 cases each.


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