Venezuela overcame this Wednesday the barrier of the hundred infected by COVID-19, adding 15 new cases this day and reaching a total of 106, without registering, for the moment, any deceased due to the virus, reported the executive vice president, Delcy Rodríguez .
“We have 15 new cases … they place Venezuela in a total of 106 infected patients,” Rodríguez said in a statement he offered from the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas.
Several Venezuelan ministers met Wednesday with representatives of the United Nations Organization (UN) in the country to coordinate new actions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, such as the national quarantine decreed 10 days ago.
The vice president reiterated that the “Venezuelan (contagion) curve remains flattened” thanks to the containment that has meant the suspension of work and school activities, as well as the reduction of circulation on public roads and the mandatory use of face masks at people on the street.
He explained that two of the new cases were found in Caracas, five in the neighboring state of Miranda, four in Aragua, two in Zulia, one in Bolívar and the other in the Los Roques Archipelago.
The Government has reported that of the total number of infected only two are in critical condition and 15 have already recovered.
Rodríguez indicated that they have carried out more than 1,800 detection tests for this respiratory disease, and that the Executive aspires to intensify laboratory tests in the coming days.
In that sense, the vice president reported that this Thursday another plane with humanitarian aid sent from China will arrive in Venezuela and “in two or three days” another shipment will arrive from Russia, which includes more screening tests.
So far, he reiterated, more than 30,000 people with some conditions have been visited at home by a network of community doctors across the country, and more than 14 million Venezuelans have responded to the general symptoms survey that the government put online to find suspected cases of COVID-19.