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Panama reports 1,205 new COVID-19 cases and 5 new deaths in 24 hours

Panama reports 1,205 new COVID-19 cases and 5 new deaths in 24 hours

14,234 virus detection tests were performed, and the positivity is 8.4%.

The Ministry of Health of Panama reported that in the last hours 1,205 new cases of COVID-19 were registered, raising the total number of accumulated infections in the country to 404,983.

There are 5 new deaths and another 2 from previous dates are updated, increasing deaths from the virus to 6,552.

In the country there are 12,760 active cases, of which 11,698 are kept in isolation, of these 379 are in hotels. The total number of hospitalized in Panama is 683 patients, of which 577 are in the ward and 106 in the ICU.

14,234 virus detection tests were performed, and the positivity is 8.4%.

The Minsa reported that to date 1,572,931 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been applied, from the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

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

RealMINSA 22 days ago
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Panama reports 1,205 new Test-cases and 5 new deaths in 24 hours which are in no correlation to any virus.

14,234 virus detection tests were performed, and the positivity is 8.4%.
AHHHH that is a VERY SMART way to calculate things...i guess they calculate the COIMA in the same way.

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