Five more people died from covid-19 in Venezuela, with which there are already 725 deaths registered by the country, the Minister of Communication, Freddy Ñañez, reported this Friday.
Among the dead are an 86-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man, both from the Andean state of Mérida, Ñañez detailed in a thread of Twitter messages.
Two more men also died, a 53-year-old from the central Anzoátegui state and another 75 from the Amazon, as well as a 90-year-old woman from Miranda, a region that covers a large part of the Caracas area.
In addition, the country registers 289 new infected with the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus, of which 283 are community-transmitted and six are “imported” cases by returned migrants.
Caracas is the region with the most new cases (65), followed by Táchira (50), Guárico (40), Miranda (35), Yaracuy (28), Carabobo (23), Nueva Esparta (20), Aragua (15), Mérida (3), Zulia (1), Bolívar (1), Cojedes (1), La Guaira (1).
On the other hand, the six imported cases come from Colombia and all entered Venezuela through the state of Táchira.
Thus, so far 85,758 cases of infected by the new coronavirus have been confirmed, of which 78,294 people have been recovered, representing 91% of the total.
In total, 6,739 cases are still active, of which 6,592 are in the public health system and 147 in private clinics.
Venezuela is experiencing a week of radical quarantine after seven days, the previous ones, of partial flexibility of the economy in a model that the Government of Nicolás Maduro calls 7 + 7.
Maduro has stated on several occasions that the country has managed to “flatten the curve” of contagions, since “there is a slow but sustained trend of decline.”