The Sector Vice-president of Communication, Culture and Tourism, Jorge Rodríguez, informed the country this Wednesday that in the last 24 hours a total of 230 new COVID-19 infections have been detected, of which 201 are of community transmission and 29 of international origin, for a total registry of 6,062 people infected in Venezuela.
Through a telephone contact to Venezolana de Televisión (VTV), Vice-president Rodríguez explained that of the 201 cases of community transmission, 156 were detected in Zulia state, 22 in the Capital District, 11 in Bolívar, 7 in Miranda, 3 in Aragua, 1 in Lara and 1 in Mérida.
“Today the proportion of cases has been reversed, 156 come from the state of Zulia, of which 70 belong to the focus of the Mercado Las Pulgas”, he said, at the same time that he highlighted that of the 201 case of community transmission “120 are men, 81 women and 15 of them are minors.”
While of the 29 imported cases, 16 came from Colombia (9 entered through Zulia, 4 through Táchira and 3 through Apure), 11 from Brazil, 1 from Bolivia and 1 from Peru.
Likewise, Vice-president Jorge Rodríguez referred to the state of the patients at present, highlighting that of the 6,062 infected, 1,649 patients are recovered, 4,359 are active cases, 3,699 are confined in sentinel hospitals, 609 in Comprehensive Diagnostic Centers (CDI ) and 51 in private clinics.
“The month of June has been when the greatest number of patients has recovered. 41 recovered in March; in April, 101; in May, 169 and in June, 1,338”, he highlighted.
On the other hand, the Sector Vice-president reported the unfortunate news of the death of 3 people due to the infection, the first of them is a 48 year old woman from La Guaira state and the remaining two from Zulia state, one of 46 and the other 63, respectively, for a record of 54 deaths in total.
Finally, Venezuela reports to date, 1,270,173 diagnostic tests for COVID-19, which represents 42,339 tests per million inhabitant. “We are one of the countries on this continent with the highest number of tests carried out per million inhabitants”, he stressed.