President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro informed on Sunday, March 12, six new COVID-19 cases were confirmed.
These new cases were detected in the states of Nueva Esparta (3), Aragua (2) and Miranda (1), for a total of 181 cases nationwide.
“Out of the 181 cases, we have registered 93 recovered patients, 27 are still in sentinel hospitals, 24 in Comprehensive Diagnosis Centers (CDIs), 13 in private clinics, 9 in home isolation, 6 in hotels and we have recorded 9 deaths,” explained the Venezuelan president.
At the Miraflores Presidential Palace, in Caracas, he stressed that all COVID-19 cases should be sent to hospitals and he endorsed the Presidential Decree to extend the state of alarm for 30 more days.
Likewise, he said that if Venezuela had not taken prompt measures to contain the pandemic, today there would have been more than 27,000 cases, 1,800 deaths and 1,620 patients in critical condition.
“We must be aware of what we have avoided with the quarantine. This is not the time to take step backs, because we would lose everything we have achieved,” he said.
Presidential Press Office