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At least 173 positive cases of Covid-19 have been detected at the Tocumen airport

At least 173 positive cases of Covid-19 have been detected at the Tocumen airport

Between October 12 and November 10, at the swab stands installed at the Tocumen International Airport, at least 173 travelers with Covid-19 have been detected, according to a report from the Ministry of Health (Minsa).
According to an executive summary that has as a source the General Directorate of Public Health of the Minsa, since the air terminal restarted international operations, until Tuesday, November 10, 37,652 passengers have entered. Of that number that were admitted, tests were applied to 9,296 people and 173 were positive.

In the figures, it stands out that on November 10, 34 passengers with the new coronavirus were detected. According to the report, on that date 1,374 people entered the country and 454 tests were applied.

Since the reopening of international flights, the airport has three swabbing stations enabled to apply the tests to those passengers who do not have a negative and certified Covid-19 test. These tests that are applied at the airport have a value of 50 dollars .

In accordance with the provisions of the Health authorities, once a case is detected, the respective protocol is applied and the person is quarantined.

The Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre, said that the current situation with the increase in cases in recent days is a yellow alert for the country.

According to the latest Minsa report, issued yesterday, Panama has 18,819 active cases. Of that total, there are 18 thousand 29 people in home isolation; 17,468 at home and 561 in hotels.

In addition, 790 were hospitalized, of which 645 were in the ward and 145 were in intensive care.
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