Venezuela registers 242 new COVID-19 cases

Vice-president Delcy Rodríguez, on behalf of the Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Control of Coronavirus (COVID-19), reported 242 new COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

Out of these new 242 cases, 202 are due to community transmission, 30 are imported cases and 10 are due to contact with international travelers for a total of 7,411 cases.

In a telephone briefing on Monday with state-run TV station Venezolana de Televisión (VTV), Rodríguez explained that out of the 202 cases due to community transmission are located in Zulia (96), Bolívar (40), Capital District (39), La Guaira (7), Miranda (5), Falcón (5), Lara (5), Cojedes (2), Trujillo (1), Portuguesa (1) and Nueva Esparta (1).

Regarding imported cases, she pointed out that 26 come from Colombia, 2 from Brazil, 1 from the Dominican Republic and 1 from Ecuador.

Regarding those cases due to contact with international travelers, 9 were detected in Bolívar State and 1 in Cojedes State.

“Undoubtedly, imported cases have caused community cases to grow. Venezuelan is surrounded by the world’s epicenter of the pandemic,” stressed Rodríguez.

The Venezuelan vice-president also reported 3 new deaths, 2 in Bolívar State and 1 in the Capital District.

So far, out of the 7,411 COVID-19 cases in Venezuela, 4,725 are asymptomatic, 429 have developed mild respiratory insufficiency, 6 moderate respiratory insufficiency, and 18 severe respiratory insufficiency.

Rodríguez highlighted that the Venezuela health authorities “are taking care of their treatment and monitoring the evolution of these patients on a daily basis.”

Also, Rodríguez stressed that Venezuela has done 1,325,286 rapid and PCR tests so far, representing 44,176 tests por 1 million population.

On Monday, Venezuela was put on a radical and strict quarantine as part of the 7×7 system implemented by the Bolivarian Government to break the COVID-19 transmission chain in the country.

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