Country tries to adjust to the home quarantine.


With 2,249 infected patients and 59 deaths, the positive cases for COVID-19 continue to increase in Panama.

The Ministry of Health confirmed on Tuesday the new figures, which include the departure of three recovered people from the Irma Lourdes de Tzanetatos hospital.

As explained by the director of epidemiology of the Minsa, Lourdes Moreno, of the total of registered cases 1,906 are kept in home isolation, of which 379 are in hospital hotels. Meanwhile, of the 268 hospitalized, 177 remain in the ward and 91 in the intensive care unit.

With respect to those recovered, two patients discharged were reported on Tuesday, totaling 16 people since the first case was known, on March 9.

Moreno indicated that the trend is maintained in terms of the average age of the majority of those infected: from 20 to 59 years of age, with a higher case fatality rate than those over 60 years of age.

The regions of Panamá Metro, Panamá Oeste, San Miguelito, Panamá Norte, Veraguas and Chiriquí are those that present a higher volume of positives for the virus.

The authorities specified that to date 10,681 tests have been carried out throughout the country and that a new sampling point has been rehabilitated in front of the Atlapa Convention Center.

The security minister, Juan Pino, reported the arrest of 797 people for failing to comply with the absolute quarantine that this Tuesday is one week. The areas where the apprehensions persist are Panamá Oeste, Panamá Centro, San Miguelito, Herrera and Chiriquí.

This afternoon the Government reported a fine of $ 100 for those citizens who violate the quarantine. Those who cannot afford it will have to do community work.

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