According to the PAHO report, the fatality in Panama is 1.5%, which places the country after Costa Rica (1.2%).
To date, Panama continues in the second position among the Central American countries with low mortality , highlighted the Pan American Health Organization ( PAHO ) in its most recent report on the situation of covid
-19 in the country.
According to the PAHO report, the fatality in Panama is 1.5%, which places the country after Costa Rica
(1.2%) and is among the countries of the Americas with a low percentage, lower than the average fatality for the American region which is 2.5%.
On the other hand, PAHO showed comparative figures of hospitalizations between 2020 and 2021 and highlighted that until August 1 there were more than triple the number of hospitalizations in 2020 (1,303) compared to 2021 (431), and as of August 21 it was five times higher (1,476 in 2020 compared to 312 in 2021).
While admissions to intensive care units are also lower in 2021 and around 100 patients have remained on average, with behavior parallel to the trend line of 2020, which exceeded 150 admissions.
In the third epidemic peak, the PAHO report indicates, a plateau is observed in the epidemic curve from July 18 to 24 with a record of 1,000 to 1.50 cases, thereafter it has decreased.
From epidemiological week 29 to 31, a decrease of 33.6% was obtained, going from a first daily of 1,081 cases of covid
-19 to 809 and from week 31 to 33 of 19.8% when reaching a average of 675 COVID
-19 infections per day with a variation between 444 and 862 in the last week.