translated from Spanish: Minister Paris expressed concern about active cases of coronavirus

A record number of PCR tests highlighted the Minister of Health, Enrique Paris, according to the daily report of the coronavirus situation in the country. «Today we can report 48,054 chain polymerase reaction tests, reflecting the great effort being made to detect new cases in time, so I want to highlight the important work that primary care and the network of laboratories, both public and private, is doing in this regard.» The authority, in turn, reported that the regions experienced a 16% variation in confirmed cases in the last 7 days, while in the last 14 days, this was 12%. «No region in the country decreased new cases in the last 7 days, although 5 of them experienced a decline in the last 14 days. These are figures that concern us and that have led us to take strict health measures. That’s why it’s very important that we make a new effort. We know that there is exhaustion in people, but for the fight against coronavirus it is essential that we maintain self-care measures such as the use of mask, physical estating and hand washing,» Minister Paris emphasized, according to today’s report on Sunday, December 13, 2020, the Ministry of Health reported 2,139 new cases of COVID-19, of which 1,427 correspond to symptomatic people and 684 have no symptoms. In addition, 28 PCR Positive tests were recorded and were not reported. The total number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in the country reaches 571,919. Of that total, 10,887 patients are in the active stage. Meanwhile, the cases recovered are 544,822.As for deaths, according to information provided by the Department of Statistics and Health Information (DEIS), 40 deaths were recorded from causes associated with COVID-19. The total number of deaths is 15,886 in the country.

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