Venezuela confirms 45 new COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 cases in Venezuela rose to 504 after 45 new cases were detected in six states.

During a briefing at the Miraflores Presidential Palace, Venezuela’s Vice-president Delcy Rodríguez explained these new cases are located in the Capital District (30) and the states of Nueva Esparta (9), Barinas (3), Anzoategui (1), Aragua (1) and Amazonas (1).

Rodríguez said that 34 of these cases are imported, 21 from Peru, 11 from Colombia, 1 from Ecuador and 1 from Brazil, and that the other 10 are community transmission cases.

From May 9 to 16, Venezuela has registered 116 cases, 87 out of which are imported, representing 75% of the total number.

The Venezuelan vice-president pointed out that 26 patients are men and 19 are women, including seven underage patients, and informed that all COVID-19 carriers have been isolated in healthcare centers, provided with treatment and are under medical observation.

After a meeting with the Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Control of Coronavirus (COVID-19), she highlighted that if the State of Alarm had not been decreed on time, Venezuela would have had 422,856 cases today.

In this regard, she stressed the need of complying with social distancing and the mandatory use of facemasks in public spaces to avoid the propagation of coronavirus.

Regarding the online COVID-19 survey on the Patria System, Vice-president Delcy Rodriguez informed that 10,970,556 Venezuelans have answered this tool aimed at adopting alternative measures to quarantine.

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