Seven out of ten deaths from the coronavirus pandemic were patients 60 years of age or older, according to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Health on the progress of the virus.
The figures of the last weeks register a significant increase in deaths and in Panama there are already a thousand deaths, since the pandemic came to the country last March.
On Friday, July 17, it was decreed by the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo, as a day of national reflection for these deaths due to Covid
According to Minsa
records, 71.9% of deaths correspond to people over 60 years of age, with a total of 719.
These statistics specify that between the ages of 60 and 79 458 deaths are reported (45.8%) and with more than 80 years 261 (26.1%).
In addition, in the last four days a total of 91 deaths have been reported.