Venezuela registers 171,373 cases of coronavirus and 1,720 deaths

Venezuela registers 171,373 cases of coronavirus and 1,720 deaths

Venezuela added 1,184 cases of covid-19 and another 15 deaths as a result of this disease that already accumulates 171,373 confirmed infections and 1,720 deaths since the pandemic began, reported the executive vice president of the Caribbean country, Delcy Rodríguez.

“1,182 new cases nationwide, in addition to two imported cases, one from Chile and one from Bolivia, for a total of 1,184 cases,” Rodríguez said in a telephone contact with the state television channel, VTV.

He explained that the states with the highest cases registered in the last 24 hours are the Capital District with 157, its neighbor Miranda with 117, Carabobo (center) with 104, Yaracuy (center) with 95, Nueva Esparta (northeast) with 89 and Falcón (northwest). ) with 87.

“Currently 14,822 cases are active,” added Rodríguez.

Likewise, it reported on the death of 15 people due to this disease, bringing the total number of deaths to 1,720.

According to him, five people died in the Capital District, four in Yaracuy, three in Lara (west), one in Miranda, one in Nueva Esparta and one in Anzoátegui (east).

In Venezuela there is currently a “radical quarantine” that already amounts to a little more than two weeks regarding the increase in infections in recent days, after the arrival of the Brazilian variant of covid-19.

The Venezuelan government plans to lift the quarantine next Monday with “new” measures, although, so far, they have not been specified.

The executive vice president reiterated the call to citizens to comply with the biosecurity measures and the quarantine implemented, while remarking that the Brazilian variant is “more contagious.”

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