In Panama, the Californian, United Kingdom, Brazilian and South African variants of covid-19 have been detected.
The Ministry of Health (Minsa
) of Panama confirmed that 15 cases with variants of covid
-19 have been detected in the country. Of these 15 patients, 13 have recovered.
Leonardo Labrador, head of epidemiology at the Minsa
, said that one of these patients is in the hospitalization room and the other in the Intensive Care Unit.
"87% of those who have presented variants of COVID
-19 called the most contagious have recovered," said Labrador.
Labrador explained that in Panama a case of the Californian covid
-19 variant has been detected in San Miguelito, a case of the United Kingdom variant in Juan Díaz, nine cases of the Brazilian variant P1, three cases of the Brazilian variant P2 and a case of the South African variant in the Tocumen International Airport.
From December to date, the Gorgas
Memorial Institute for Health Studies (ICGES) has sequenced in Panama the four strains that circulate from different parts of the world, called the most contagious.
indicated that since the entry into force of Executive Decree 260 of March 29, 2021, which establishes that every person from South America must bring a negative PCR or antigen test and perform another at their own cost when entering the country, 3,943 have passed through. people.
Of this total, reported the Minsa
, 28 have positive results for covid
-19 even having a negative test, 11 have come out positive after having completed the five days of quarantine and the rest have completed their quarantine without presenting respiratory symptoms.