Health registers 74,679 COVID infections and 455 deaths since last Tuesday

Health registers 74,679 COVID infections and 455 deaths since last Tuesday

The Ministry of Health has registered 74,679 new cases of coronavirus since Tuesday of last week, bringing the total number of cases since March 2020 notified by tests to 11,736,893.

Regarding the deceased, the Ministry led by Darias has added 455 more, which places the number of deaths since the start of the pandemic at 103,721. Of these, 187 have occurred in the last seven days.

In hospitals, as of this Tuesday there are 5,635 people admitted, which translates into an occupation of 4.59%. Compared to the previous report, revenues have increased by half a percentage point. In the ICUs, there are 345 COVID-19 patients, a small decrease from the previous week.

For its part, the incidence in those over 60 years of age is 505.86 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which represents an increase compared to 435.42 last Tuesday.

End to the mandatory use of masks indoors

Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, April 20, masks will no longer be mandatory indoors. It is approved this Tuesday by the Council of Ministers. In the norm there will be exceptions, such as social health centers, centers for the elderly – where visitors or workers will have to put it on – or public transport.

In addition to the mandatory places, there will be others, such as work, in which wearing a face mask or not will be in the hands of what the occupational risk prevention services decide based on the conditions of each space. If there is poor ventilation, experts recommend that it continue to be carried and also if there is no minimum distance between workers.

It will also have to be worn if you have mild symptoms compatible with COVID-19. In that case, it will be mandatory within ten days after the start of the discomfort or the positive.

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