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Panama COVID-19 deaths reach 260; still no date for airport opening

Panama COVID-19 deaths reach 260; still no date for airport opening

Covid-19 has caused four deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people have died from the virus in the country up to 260. Panama registers a total of 9,118 cases of patients infected with the virus.
Lourdes Moreno, National Director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health, explained that on Thursday, May 14, 174 new cases of coronavirus infection have been detected.

Moreno mentioned that a total of 46,898 tests have been carried out in the country to date, of which 77% were negative.

There are 2,242 people in home isolation, of which 737 patients are in hospital hotels.

284 patients are in the ward and 72 in the intensive care units.

In total 6,080 people have already recovered in the country.

Moreno emphasized that Panama's COVID-19 testing rate is 10,961 tests per million inhabitants.

National Director of Health, Nadja Porcell, said that Panamanian airports do not have a date for the restart of commercial air operations.

Porcell reported that the roadmap, which establishes the blocks for the restart of activities, only includes opening date for the first block, the rest of the activities do not have a start date yet.

Meanwhile, Gerardo Alfaro, representatives of the Pan American Health Organization, emphasized that it seeks to have a balance between the health situation and the conditions of the economy and social indicators.
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