In the last 24 hours, 419 new COVID-19 cases were registered in Venezuela, informed President Nicolás Maduro Moros.
At the Miraflores Presidential Palace, in Caracas, the Venezuelan president explained that new cases due to community transmission were detected in Zulia (193), the Capital District (67), Miranda (59), Bolívar (4), Carabobo (4), Nueva Esparta (3), and Lara (2).
Maduro also reported 79 imported cases and 8 cases due to contacts with travelers coming from Colombia (60), Brazil (10), Peru (3), Ecuador (3) and Chile (1).
He informed that Venezuela’s fatality rate rose to 65 after 2 new deaths were reported.
Regarding the peak in cases due to the illegal crossing of Venezuelans to the country, he added that “in the event an alarming outbreak occurs in a state or municipality”, the 7×7 lockdown system will be modified.
President Maduro called on the Venezuelan people to comply with the radical, self-quarantine this week, starting on Monday, June 6, and urged to follow the sanitary, epidemiological protocols aimed at reducing the spread of the virus.
The United States remains as the epicenter of COVID-19 with 2,979,876 cases and a fatality rate of 132,551 deaths.
In South America, Brazil leads the number of cases with 1,603,055 patients and 64,867 deaths, while Peru ranks fifth worldwide with 302,718 cases and 10,589 deaths.
Chile ranks seventh with 295,532 and 6,308 deaths, and Colombia’s figures are still increasing with 117,110 cases and 4,064 deaths.
So far, Ecuador has and underreporting of 61,535 cases and 4,481 deaths.