The Minsa reported that the COVID-19 case fatality rate in Panama remains at 1.7%, while the positivity rate is at 4.5%.
With a total of 195 new cases of COVID
-19, Panama raised its number of infections by coronavirus
to 365,299, according to the epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa
In addition, 5 new deaths were reported, and 1 of previous dates was updated, totaling 6,244 deaths due to this virus in the country. The case fatality rate remains at 1.7%.
4,243 new tests were carried out to detect COVID
-19, for a percentage of positivity of 4.5%.
According to the Ministry of Health, there are a total of 355,187 recovered patients and 3,868 active cases.
Of the total active cases, 3,525 people are in isolation, of which 3,345 are at home and 180 in hotels; while 343 patients are hospitalized, of them 275 are in the ward and 68 are in intensive care.
Despite the fact that Panama is in the process of vaccination against COVID
-19, the use of masks continues to be essential as they represent protection above 80%.