Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021

La tasa de letalidad se mantiene en 2.1%

Rt of COVID-19 in Panama remains at 1.02

Dr. Israel Cedeño, director of the Metropolitan Health Region, reported that the Rt or reproduction rate of COVID-19 in Panama has remained at 1.02 in the last 2 epidemiological weeks.
Cedeño explained that by region, the provinces of Darién, Panama Oeste, Los Santos and the district of San Miguelito mark a Rt above 1, while in the other provinces it is below 1.

There has been a trend towards the stabilization of COVID-19 cases in the last 6 weeks due to a plateau phase, however, there was an increase in epidemiological week 41 that runs from October 4 to 10.

Regarding deaths from this virus, Cedeño indicated that they have been stable since week 37, with slight increases in week 39 and 40.

The fatality rate remains at 2.1%. At the beginning of the pandemic it was above 3.9%.

Since the week of August 31, there is an increase in tests applied to detect the disease and a decrease in positivity.

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