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Deaths linked to COVID-19 in Panama increase to 1,966; total cases rise to 90,624

The Ministry of Health of Panama (Minsa) reported that deaths from the new coronavirus increased to 1,966, while the number of confirmed cases rose to 90,624, for this Friday, August 28.
Minsa details that of these figures, 642 correspond to new infections, and 18 to new deaths, with a fatality rate of 2.2%.

The ministry indicates that 64,602 people have recovered and 24,056 active cases are registered, of which 22,556 are in home isolation, with 21,131 staying at home and 425 in hotels, hospitals.

The epidemiological report indicates that 1,500 hospitalized patients are counted, of which 1,346 are in the ward and 154 are in the intensive care unit.

In the 24 last hours, a total of 5,115 tests have been carried out to detect COVID-19 and the percentage of positivity in the country remains at 12.5%.

To date, a total of 326,597 tests have been carried out, of which 232,425 were negative; Furthermore, Panama has managed to have 76,334 tests per million inhabitants.

Regarding the number of cases according to age group, it indicates that in those under 20 years there are 12,473 cases; from 20 to 39, 37,850 cases were registered; from 40 to 59 there are 27,765; from 60 to 79 they count 10,249; and in people over 80, 2,287 cases were registered.

Regarding the number of deaths according to age group, it indicates that in those under 20 there are 19 deaths; from 20 to 39 they count 102; from 40 to 59 there are 432; from 60 to 79, 926 are registered; and in people over 80 there are 487 deaths.
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