COVID-19 cases rise to 2,632 in Venezuela

COVID-9 cases in Venezuela rose to 2,632 after 159 new cases were reported by Vice-president of Communication, Culture and Tourism Jorge Rodriguez in a briefing held at the Miraflores Presidential Palace.

Rodriguez explained that 158 of these new cases are international transmissions, 147 imported from Colombia and 2 from Ecuador, and 9 contacts with international travelers. Likewise, he reported only 1 community transmission.

Venezuela’s communications vice-president also informed that the case fatality rate increased to 23 after one of the travelers coming from Europe and reported in early March died from respiratory failure.

Recovery figures remain at 487 cases, while 2,122 cases are still active. Out of the total number of cases, 1,618 remain in hospitals, 489 in Comprehensive Diagnosis Centers and 15 in private clinics.

Regarding the return of Venezuelans through the border, Rodriguez pointed out that 56,276 nationals have returned: 34,566 through Tachira State; 12,700 through Apure State; 5,930 through Zulia State; 2,491 through Bolivar State, 300 through La Guaira State and 117 through Amazonas State.

Venezuela records 1,758 COVID-19 cases imported from different countries of the region. He explained that 1,647 Venezuelans migrants tested positive for coronavirus between May 9 and June 9.

“The threat we are facing is due to the irresponsibility of those governments (Colombia, Brazil and Ecuador), the selfish nature of their representatives and their absolute lack of care for COVID-19 patients,” he stressed.

Worldwide, 7,311,631 COVID-19 cases have been registered. The United States of America is the epicenter of the pandemic totaling 2,045,520 cases, 784,719 recovered patients and 114,148 deaths.

Rodriguez said that U.S. and Brazil total 77.7% of COVID-19 cases in America, and 79.57% of the continent’s total deaths.

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