Three people died in the last 24 hours from COVID-19 in Venezuela, which also registered 302 new infections, bringing the total number to 51 deaths and 5,832 people infected with SARS-COV-2, the vice president reported on Tuesday. executive, Delcy Rodríguez.
The three deceased are a 77-year-old woman and two men, one 84 years old and the other 53, Rodríguez explained during the daily meeting of the government committee in charge of stopping the COVID-19 pandemic in Venezuela.
Of those 302 new cases registered, 175 new cases are the product of community contagion, 99 of which occurred in the Zulia state, bordering Colombia, in whose capital, Maracaibo, the largest focus in Venezuela of COVID has been detected- 19.
In addition, there were 107 cases “imported” by Venezuelans who returned to their country and 20 more were spread by contact with travelers.
During the government committee meeting, President Nicolás Maduro intervened by phone, who stated that he has been in conversation with the governor of Zulia, Omar Prieto, to whom he offered all the help to stop the expansion of the new coronavirus.
“We have reinforced the medical presence, of medicines, we have to do more daily diagnostic tests because we have to win the battle for Zulia,” he said.
About Caracas, Maduro stressed that there is “no focus” but the virus “is very spread” by all sectors, especially those in which the population lives very concentrated.
Finally, he affirmed that if Venezuela is compared with other countries in the region such as Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Chile or Ecuador “someone could say that there is no reason for alarm.”
However, he asked Venezuelans not to trust themselves because “it is a highly contagious virus.”