COVID-19 cases in Venezuela rose to 2,978 after 74 new cases were detected: 4 cases due to community transmission and 70 imported cases (50 from Colombia, 9 from Brazil, and 11 cases due to contact with international travelers), informed Vice-president of Communication, Culture and Tourism Jorge Rodríguez.
At a briefing on coronavirus, he reported 1 death for a total of 25 nationwide.
At the Miraflores Presidential Palace, Rodriguez explained that out of the total number of cases, 835 patients have recovered, 1,784 do not have symptoms, 325 suffer from mild acute respiratory distress, 5 from moderate acute respiratory distress, and 4 patients with severe acute respiratory distress are in intensive care units.
Rodriguez also highlighted that 59.004 Venezuelans have returned home through bordering zones and that 1,981 out of them have tested positive for COVID-19. This represents 80% of the total cases registered in Venezuela.
He stressed that Venezuela is still ranking first in Latin America as the country with the highest number of tests done with a total of 1,078,092. This represents 35,936 tests per 1 million population.
Public gatherings forbidden
In the second week of economic flexibilization, starting Monday, June 15, Rodríguez stressed that public gatherings at shops, businesses and public spaces are forbidden.
“You need to take care, and take care of those next to you,” said Rodríguez, who urged the population to comply with sanitary measures to avoid the propagation of the virus during the 7×7 flexible quarantine system.