Venezuela registers 198 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours - MPPRE

Venezuela registers 198 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

In the last 24 hours, Venezuela registered 198 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 4,563 cases, reported Vice-president Delcy Rodríguez during a COVID-19 briefing at the Miraflores Presidential Palace.

Out of these 198 new cases, 133 are due to community transmission: 84 in Zulia, 12 in Miranda, 9 in Lara, 6 in Carabobo, 5 in Bolívar, 4 in the Capital District, 4 in Sucre, 4 in Falcón, 2 in Anzoátegui, 2 in Mérida and 1 in Trujillo; while 65 are related to imported cases, explained Rodríguez.

She explained that out of the 65 imported cases or due to international contact, 59 come from Colombia, 2 from Brazil, 1 from Peru, 1 from Ecuador and 2 cases due to international contact.

“The irresponsible crossing through informal points from Colombia to Venezuela without any sanitary control is having an impact on families and communities,” complained the Venezuelan vice-presidency.

Venezuela also registered the death of a 67-year-old female patient in Zulia State, increasing the number of deaths due to coronavirus to 39.

Vice-president Delcy Rodríguez stressed that the Venezuelan government is conducting massive testing. “Venezuela continues to do massive testing throughout the territory, in public and private institutions. So far, we have done 1,176,146 tests, representing 39,205 tests per 1 million population,” she said.