translated from Spanish: Ministry of Health reported 1,185 new cases and 80 deaths of Covid-19 in the country

In a new assessment of the evolution of Covid-19 in the country, delivered on Sunday, August 1, the Ministry of Health reported 1,185 new cases and 80 deaths. Of the total number of new cases, 756 are symptomatic and 360 have no symptoms. In addition, there were 69 positive PCR tests that were not reported. The total number of people who have been diagnosed with the virus in the country stands at 1,616,942. Of this total, 7,874 patients are in the active stage. The recovered cases are 1,571,788.As for the deaths, according to the information provided by the DEIS, in the last 24 hours there were 80 deaths from causes associated with the coronavirus. The total number of fatalities in the country is 35,528. To date, 1,370 people are hospitalized in intensive care units, of which 1,094 are supported by mechanical ventilation. With regard to the Integrated Health Network, there are a total of 542 critical beds available for patients who require it, regardless of the region where they are located. Regarding the Network of Laboratories and the diagnostic capacity, yesterday the results of 59,375 PCR tests were reported, reaching to date a total of 18,208,980 analyzed nationwide. The positivity for the last 24 hours at the national level is 1.78 percent and in the Metropolitan Region it is 2 percent. With regard to the Health Residences, there are 168 accommodation facilities, with 13,331 total beds. The actual occupancy nationwide is 39%, leaving a total of 6,454 beds available for use.

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