Panama Reports Decrease in COVID-19 Infections and Deaths

Panama Reports Decrease in COVID-19 Infections and Deaths

Panama Reports Lowest COVID Figures In 2021

The Ministry of Health in Panama has reported the lowest COVID-19 figures since the pandemic started in 2020. There have been 19 new cases and 2 deaths between Sunday, January 22 and Saturday, January 28, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 1,029,701, and the death toll to 8,596.

The health authorities have indicated that the sixth pandemic wave that began in mid-November 2020 is now under control.

The weekly epidemiological report also states that last Saturday there was only one patient in Intensive Care Units (ICU), 64 in the ward, and 834 people were isolated at home.

Since March 9, 2020 when the first case of infection occurred, 1,020,206 have since recovered from the virus. 16,311 tests were applied to detect covid cases between January 22 and 28, with the overall positivity rate at 3.9%.

In the Expanded Immunization Program (PAI) set up by the Ministry of Health, 8,756,308 doses of the American Pfizer vaccine have been administered since January 20, 2021, mostly to those aged 12 or over with over 2 doses of the monovalent immunization. Those aged 5-11 years have received 482,728 pediatric doses of Pfizer, and 14,968 doses were given to infants aged 6 months to 4 years.

The agreement to use the Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent vaccine was approved by the government in December.

Source: Agencia EFE SA

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