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722 new COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths within 24 hours in Panama

722 new COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths within 24 hours in Panama

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) announced on Monday, June 22, that there are 722 new cases of the virus in 24 hours. According to the official report, the coronavirus has left a total of 521 dead in the country.

According to the official data, the total number of infected with the virus in the country is now 26,752, while 14,664 patients have clinically recovered from the disease.

There are currently 11,567 active cases.


A total of 20 new deaths were recorded over 24 hours. Seven of the new death cases were women at age between 44 and 91. Nine of the death cases were men at age between 50 and 85. The total death rate from the virus is 1.9%.

Lourdes Moreno, head of epidemiology at Minsa, said that the highest number of deaths maintain the same trend in patients over 60 years of age. Given this scenario, Moreno asked young people to take all precautions when going out into the street so as not to infect older adults.

Regarding deaths, Moreno explained that of the total registered in the last 24 hours, 15 are new and 5 were under investigation this Sunday, so they were added to the total.


2,087 new tests were conducted in since the last report. The number of total tests is now 109,990, of which 80,449 were negative.

Testing rate is reported to cover 2,400 per 100,000 population.


10,049 patients are in home isolation of which 771 are in so-called hospital hotels.

The Ministry of Health also reported that 615 are in the hospital ward and 132 in the intensive care units.


Positive COVID-19 cases by age group:

<20 years old: 3,215
20-39 years old: 11,731
40-59 years old: 8,475
60-79 years old: 2,789
>80 years old: 542

Deaths by age group:

<20 years old: 9
20-39 years old: 28
40-59 years old: 98
60-79 years old: 248
>80 years old: 138


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