The RT or effective reproduction number of covid-19 cases in Panama decreased to 0.97, according to the Ministry of Health (Minsa).
Last week, the RT was at 1.18; and the one before that at 0.88.
The authorities explained that the effective reproduction number fell due to the fact that the speed of contagion decreased, likewise, until the week of January 16, 2021 there is a decrease in cases, as a reflection of the restrictions applied in the last weeks of the month of December 2020 and the first weeks of January 2021, however, it is important to maintain prevention measures.
With regard to deaths, they indicated that the fatality rate is 1.6%.
In the last 24 hours, 2,173 new cases were registered, and 31 new deaths, bringing the total number of infections to 301,534 and deaths to 4,864.