With 10 new COVID-19 cases detected, the total number rose to 298 patients in Venezuela, informed President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday, April 22.
He explained that these recent cases are distributed in the states of Táchira (2) and Nueva Esparta (8), the latter being related to the hotspot detected at a baseball academy in the Gómez municipality.
The Venezuelan president reported that the number of recovered patients rose to 122, representing 41% of the total cases reported since March 13. Likewise, 85 patients remain in sentinel hospitals, 54 in Comprehensive Diagnosis Centers (CDIs) and 27 in private clinics.
Maduro stressed that the effectiveness of Venezuela’s epidemiological policies lies in the people’s compliance with collective quarantine, a mechanism that “has enabled us to contain the pandemic” in comparison with countries such as the United States and Brazil.
“We studied the pandemic since Day 1. We monitored it, and when we detected the first cases, we appealed to the people’s conscience and called for a quarantine. Venezuelans are giving an example to the world as a people that can unite in difficult times to face and move forward amid a unique and historical world circumstance,” he said.
The Venezuelan president pointed out that out of 9,000 Venezuelans who have returned from Colombia, nearly 7,000 are already on their way home.
Worldwide, 2,631,025 COVID-19 cases have been registered in 210 countries. Out of the total number of COVID-19 cases, 716,811 patients have recovered and 183,783 have died.