Venezuela registered 869 infected more than COVID-19, a new record in 24 hours of cases in the country, for a total of 19,443 infected with coronavirus SARS-COV-2, of which 169 have died, five of them in the last 24 hours, reported this Saturday its Vice President of Communication, Jorge Rodríguez.
Of the five deceased, Rodríguez indicated in a telephone conversation with the Venezuelan state television channel (VTV) that two lived in Caracas, one in the state of Zulia, one in the state of Mérida and one in the state of Guárico, although he did not provide details of each case.
Among the 869 new cases, 834 are of community transmission and 35 “imported” by returned migrants, of which 32 returned from Colombia, two of Peru and one of Brazil.
Caracas It was again the Venezuelan epicenter of the disease, with 336 new infected, followed by the state of Miranda (143), which houses much of the Venezuelan capital.
Behind are the states of Zulia (132), Bolívar (56), Monagas (44), La Guaira (29), Yaracuy (24), Carabobo (22), Sucre (9), Aragua (8), Lara ( 7), Anzoátegui (6), Barinas (6), Mérida (6), Nueva Esparta (5) and Portuguesa (1).
Rodríguez stated that 11,129 of those infected have recovered, representing 57% of cases.
Caracas, a “burning light”
Faced with this situation, the vice president maintained that Caracas it has “a focus that continues alive, on”.
Therefore, he sent “a message to the people of Caracas“in order to respect” the rules of social distancing, the radical quarantine “, since” it is the only medicine, the only vaccine that has proven to be effective “to prevent the spread of the pandemic.
98% of those infected are in public medical centers and 164 patients in private.
In this way, Venezuela It broke a new record of infections this Saturday for the third consecutive day, since on Friday it found 715 new infected and on Thursday 701.
To address this increase in infections, the President’s Government Nicolás Maduro opened a field hospital with 1,200 beds in the Poliedro de Caracas, a sports center and multipurpose venue.
(With information from EFE)