Sucre: "No deaths have been reported yesterday, so today we would be reporting zero deaths in our statement."
The Minister of Health of Panama (Minsa
), Luis Francisco Sucre
, announced this Sunday that in the last 24 hours there have been no deaths due to COVID
"The epidemiological figures are still within a margin that we could say of control, for us one of the most important elements today is that no deaths have been reported yesterday, that is, today we would be reporting in our communiqué zero deaths”, stated the head of the Minsa
stressed that this is the first time, during the pandemic, that no deaths have been registered.
He added in the case of contagion, a positivity of 5.1% is registered, after in the last 24 hours 6,626 tests were carried out to detect COVID
-19, of which 344 positive cases were reported.
The minister also highlighted the work that health personnel carry out every day in hospitals and COVID
-19 care centers to save the lives of positive patients.
On the other hand, Sucre
called on the population to continue cooperating to ensure that the indices in Panama are maintained, also respecting biosafety measures, such as the correct use of the mask, physical distancing, using alcoholic gel, washing frequent hand and alcohol; and reiterated that the use of a mask or face shield will be mandatory in public transport nationwide as of this Monday, May 17.