COVID-19 cases rise to 1,662 in Venezuela

“We have the COVID-19 figures of the last 24 hours: 6 community transmissions (…) and 146 imported cases from Colombia and Brazil detected on bordering states Zulia, Táchira, Apure and Bolívar,” reported President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro as he gave a briefing on the COVID-19 updated data in the country.

In a video conference with governors at the Miraflores Presidential Palace, he explained 6 cases were traced back to international travels from Brazil (2) and Colombia (4), in addition to 127 cases of Venezuelans who returned from Colombia and 13 from Brazil.

With this report, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Venezuela rose to 1,662.

President Maduro warned that “our threats are Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador and Perú,” countries with a COVID-19 exponential growth.

Likewise, he reported the unfortunate and painful death of 3 Venezuelans who died from coronavirus.

“We feel painfully sorry about each Venezuelan that gets infected, but we especially feel in our souls the deaths of Venezuelans from coronavirus, even with all the efforts we have made to provide treatment, early detection and prevention,” expressed President Maduro, who explained that these deaths were registered in the states of Lara, Zulia and Miranda.

With this update, the number of deaths rose to 17.

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