President Nicolás Maduro announced Venezuela registered on Thursday, April 23, 13 new COVID-19 cases in the state of Nueva Esparta.

“Today we have 13 new cases in Nueva Esparta. It is now ranking first in the country and we could lose all the progress if we do not achieve with utmost discipline the goal of breaking the transmission chains,” he said at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas during a working meeting to strengthen the National Public Health System.

The Venezuelan president explained that the total number of COVID-19 cases rose to 311, out of which 126 (40.5%) have recovered, 92 are in sentinel hospitals, 56 in Comprehensive Diagnosis Centers (CDIs), 27 in private clinics, and 10 have died.

He stressed the importance of keeping social, collective quarantine to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

“If I had not made timely decisions, we would have now in Venezuela more than 120,000 cases. I appeal to your conscience, discipline, and family unity to keep a radical quarantine,” he said.

Worldwide, 2,710,089 cases have been registered. Out of this total number, 190,101 patients have died and 743,510have recovered, being the United States the epicenter of the pandemic with more than 876,000 cases and 49 deaths.


People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations of Venezuela