Monday, Mar 08, 2021

562 new COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths within 24 hours in Panama

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) announced on Tuesday, June 23, that there are 562 new cases of the virus in 24 hours. According to the official report, the coronavirus has left a total of 536 dead in the country.

According to the official data, the total number of infected with the virus in the country is now 27,314, while 14,694 patients have clinically recovered from the disease. There are currently 12,084 active cases.

According to MINSA, the cases continue to increase in Panama and Panama West. The increase in the detection of positive cases in Panama is the result of implementing an aggressive test plan throughout the country, which has allowed not only the detection of more cases, but the active search for contacts and medical follow-up.

MINSA received an important and valuable contribution of five MTV100 model ventilators, through a donation made by the collaborators of the Judicial Branch. Also, a donation of 10 Mindray SV800 ventilators delivered by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China was received through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. These ventilators, considered to be of the highest technology, will be distributed in the intensive care rooms of the public health system.

These contributions are of great importance to double the installed capacity in the country's hospitals and thus help hospital centers have the tools required for care and treatment. In addition, MINSA reminds the population that you are the first safety ring to prevent contagion, so it is important that you apply biosecurity and hygiene measures both at home and when leaving the house.


A total of 15 new deaths were recorded over 24 hours. Three of the new death cases were women at age between 54 and 88. Twelve of the death cases were men at age between 16 and 93. The total death rate from the virus is 1.96%.


1,745 new tests were conducted in since the last report. The number of total tests is now 111,735, of which 81,588 were negative.

Testing rate is reported to cover 2,612 per 100,000 population.


10,549 patients are in home isolation of which 756 are in so-called hospital hotels.

The Ministry of Health also reported that 649 are in the hospital ward and 131 in the intensive care units.


Positive COVID-19 cases by age group:

<20 years old: 3,286
20-39 years old: 11,948
40-59 years old: 8,673
60-79 years old: 2,848
>80 years old: 559

Deaths by age group:

<20 years old: 10
20-39 years old: 29
40-59 years old: 102
60-79 years old: 252
>80 years old: 143

Breakdown by provinces

Cases by provinces: Panama 17,134, Panama Oeste 4,860, Colón 1,039, Veraguas 1,035, Chiriquí 901, Bocas del Toro 823, Darién 805, Guna Yala 252, Coclé 209, Ngäbe Buglé 200, Herrera 32 and Los Santos 24.


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