“The Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Control of COVID 19 reports that in the last 24 hours a total of 604 new infections were detected,” Rodríguez said through his account on the social network Twitter.
He explained that of these 604 new infections, 602 occurred within the national territory and that the entity with the most cases was the Capital District with 108 cases, followed by Mérida (west) with 91.
Two of the 604 cases are of people from Mexico and Bolivia.
Rodríguez also explained that among the six deceased are two women aged 60 and 63 and four men aged 43, 47, 65 and 69 years.
Of the total of 118,415 infected, 111,999 have recovered, according to the Venezuelan Government, which represents 95% of cured, and currently 5,326 cases are active.
Venezuela began on Monday a new week of easing the quarantine that is implemented every seven days, with the aim of giving dynamism to the battered economy.
The Government, which has called this system “7 + 7”, has said that it will reinforce the measures adopted to curb the covid-19 in the face of a “worrying” increase in cases after having made the quarantine more flexible throughout December.
Due to the “success” that the Venezuelan Government reports of the so-called “7 + 7”, President Nicolás Maduro stated that he will propose to the World Health Organization (WHO) the application of his scheme so that it can be replicated in the world.
However, it did not specify whether it will also report the rest of the data on the management of the pandemic in the country, such as the number of PCR tests carried out, the number of health workers who died -with a percentage much higher than that of the rest of the countries in the region- or the permissiveness of mass acts without protection measures in Christmas celebrations or in the electoral campaign for legislative ones.
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