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Venezuela equals its worst record of deaths from covid-19 with 13 deaths

Caracas, Apr 1 (EFE) .- In the last 24 hours, thirteen people died in Venezuela from covid-19, a figure that equals the worst daily data, registered a day before, reported this Thursday the Minister of Communication, Freddy Ñáñez.

In a connection with the state channel Venezolana de Televisión (VTV), Ñáñez explained that four of the deceased were from the Miranda state, which houses part of the Caracas metropolitan area, three men aged 83, 82 and 59 years, as well as a woman from 79.

Among the dead are also three people from Caracas, two males aged 68 and 54 and a 75-year-old woman.

The list is completed by two 75- and 62-year-old men from Barinas, a 55-year-old man from Guárico, a 32-year-old Lebanese man who lived in Nueva Esparta, a 65-year-old woman from Aragua and a 54-year-old man from Mérida.

With these 13 deaths, Venezuela reached 1,615 deaths from covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

On the other hand, Ñáñez explained that, in the last 24 hours, the Venezuelan authorities detected 1,254 new cases of Sars-Cov-2 contagion, 1,237 due to community transmission and 17 “imported.”

On Monday, the Venezuelan authorities detected 1,288 new infections, which was the highest number of the pandemic so far. On Tuesday there were 1,206 new cases and on Wednesday the Caribbean country again surpassed the daily record with 1,348 infections.

Thus, so far this week the Venezuelan authorities have located 5,096 new cases.

Miranda was, this Thursday, the region with the most new cases (240), ahead of Caracas (231) and La Guaira, a neighboring state of the capital that is home to several satellite cities and the main airport in Venezuela, with 129.

These figures show that the so-called capital region is the epicenter of the pandemic in this second wave that began with the arrival of the Brazilian mutation of the coronavirus.

Behind is Bolívar (114), ahead of Yaracuy (108), Zulia (75), Sucre (67), Carabobo (64), Guarico (46), Lara (35), Monagas (35), Falcón (26 ), Apure (22), Aragua (19), Cojedes (15), Los Roques (4), Trujillo (2), Portuguesa (2), Mérida (1), Táchira (1) and Anzoátegui (1).

The 17 imported cases came from the Dominican Republic (12), Panama (3), Mexico (1) and Equatorial Guinea (1).

Thus, Venezuela has reached 161,751 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, of which 148,656 correspond to patients who have already recovered.

(c) EFE Agency

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