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Panama reported 605 new COVID-19 cases and 9 deaths in 24 hours

Panama reported 605 new COVID-19 cases and 9 deaths in 24 hours

Cumulative cases rose to 408,728 and deaths from COVID-19 totaled 6,583.

Panama reported this Monday, July 5, about 605 new cases of COVID-19, which raised the accumulated infections to 408,728 .

The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health ( Minsa ) detailed that in the last hours there were 9 new deaths; which increased to 6,583 deaths from coronavirus in the country. The lethality of the virus is 1.6%.

The number of recovered is presented at 389,434 and active cases are set at 12,711.

Regarding this last statistic, the authorities specified that there are 11,606 people confined to their homes and 374 are staying in hospital hotels.

While in hospital wards there are 610 patients and 121 are confined in intensive care units victims of COVID-19.

In the last 24 hours, the Minsa has applied 6,707 tests, and maintains a positivity percentage of 9%.

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NOTE: Some observers have argued that the Minsa reported case fatality rate (number of COVID linked deaths / number of known cases) in reality should be much lower, as the number of reported cases does not necessarily reflect the truth, as the testing does not cover the whole population, and many cases go undetected. At the same time, the government can't report what they don't know, but readers should note that the numbers may tell a different story from the reality.

Also, the method used in Panama to define how a 'COVID death' is counted is also unclear, as many of the deaths correspond to underlying previous conditions, such as cancer, blood diseases, other age related diseases etc., and are reported as COVID deaths since the patient also had the coronavirus. On the other hand, many viruses are known to lower the patient's immunity and expose them to other diseases. As an example most HIV/AIDS patients don't die from the virus itself, but from other derived diseases such as pneumonia or regular flu.

There have also been reports on the inaccuracy of the PCR test, which would compromise the figures mentioned above.

In lack of better information sources, PanaTimes continues to publish reports with the government (Minsa) announced figures. Readers are adviced to use their own judgement. We are happy to publish more accurate reports, if they become available to us or our contributors.

The information in this article is not intended to influence your decision whether to be vaccinated. You should conduct your own research when making a decision.

Comments

Colon Boy 17 days ago
MHogan, I see the misinformation you are spreading all over the conspiracy sites and it reminds me of the saying that conspiracies' are or those who do not understand out things work. It only took 30 seconds to find a ton of stuff to debunk the misinformation you are pushing.

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-who-instructions-pcr-guidan/fact-check-who-released-guidance-on-proper-use-of-tests-it-did-not-admit-pcr-tests-showed-inflated-infection-numbers-idUSKBN2A429W

As for my ID, proud to be from the city of Colon and I will keep the name.
MHogan 17 days ago
Colon Boy, you are correct that Kerry passed away before Covid but the SCIENCE is out there (even accepted by the WHO) that the initial amplification cycles >25 used initially for Covid and probably still used willy nilly by health departments produce too many false positives. Moreover, it is used in lieu of symptoms to diagnose a disease instead of TO CONFIRM a diagnosis (or to fear-monger if high/to pat on the back for good health policy if low), and therein lies the problem. Also why has no Health agency denied that they manipulate the cycles to +/- 17 for those vaccinated while retaining at > 30 for unvaccinated in order to keep the “cases” (a misnomer as those infected)? Why the secrecy? Could they be afraid a “whistleblower” may expose their lies? What happened to transparency? BTW, you may want to change your posting handle, Colon Boy; without the emphasis mark on the “o” , you are nothing more than an organ that allows sh*t to pass through. LOL
Colon Boy 17 days ago
Shame on you Oh ya for spreading misinformation to scare others. The inventor of the PCR test Kary Mullis said the test should not be used for HIV and said nothing about Covid-19. He would not even known about Covid-19 since he passed away BEFORE the epidemic.

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