Venezuelan authorities detected 1,069 new cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number since the start of the pandemic to 404,387, Maduro’s vice president reported on Thursday, Delcy Rodriguez.
“The Presidential Commission for the Prevention, Attention and Control of covid-19 informs the people of Venezuela that in the last 24 hours 1,069 new infections were detected in the national territory: 1,064 cases due to community transmission and 5 imported,” Rodríguez said in your Twitter account.
Regarding the imported cases, the vice president explained that there are two from Panama, two from Spain and one from Portugal.
During this day, the state with the most registered cases was Carabobo with 299, followed by Lara with 172, Caracas with 147, Mérida with 117, Zulia with 85, Yaracuy with 78, Falcón and Miranda with 47 and Vargas with 21.
The regions with the fewest cases were Bolívar with 12, Portuguesa with 11, Anzoátegui and Monagas with 8, Aragua with 6, Barinas and Amazonas with 2 and Apure and Sucre with 1.
In this way, the country reaches 404,387 cases in total since the beginning of the pandemic, although Rodríguez assured that 386,910 patients have recovered, which represents 95% of the total.
On the other hand, the vice president explained that, in the last 24 hours, 12 more people died from covid-19, bringing the total number to 4,860 since the start of the pandemic.
Five of them were from Caracas, three from Anzoátegui, two from Bolívar, one from Nueva Esparta and one from Zulia.
Venezuela has accelerated the vaccination process in the last month with the arrival of several batches of Sputnik, Sinovac – through the Covax mechanism – and the Chinese Sinopharm.
In addition, 713,000 doses of the second component of the Sputnik V vaccine arrived in the country on Saturday, as initially announced by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (FIDR).
Nicolás Maduro raised on Sunday the possibility of increasing the vaccination centers against covid-19 in the nation by including points in pharmacies, shopping centers, high schools and homes.