Caracas, Apr 26 (EFE) .- Venezuela detected in the last 24 hours 980 new infections of the SARS-COV-2 virus, which causes covid-19, since the total cases of this disease in the Caribbean country amounted to 192,498, The executive vice president, Delcy Rodríguez, reported this Monday.
Through a series of messages posted on Twitter, Rodríguez pointed out that, of the cases registered this Monday, 973 are of community transmission, while the remaining 7 are imported from Turkey (four), the Dominican Republic (two) and Mexico (one). ).
Local cases, on the other hand, experienced a peak of registrations in the state of Yaracuy (north-central), with 221.
The state of Miranda (north-central) and the capital of Venezuela, Caracas, were the other regions most affected this Monday, after reporting 194 and 161 cases, respectively.
Rodríguez also reported that 18 more people died from covid-19, a figure that brings to 2,065 the number of deaths in the South American nation from this disease.
According to the report, two people died in the state of Aragua (center), three more in the state of Barinas (west), four in La Guaira (north), three in Miranda, two in Nueva Esparta (north), three in Sucre ( east) and one in Caracas.
Likewise, Rodríguez said that the number of patients who have recovered from covid-19 amounts to 175,242, which represents 91% and leaves 15,191 cases as active.
In Venezuela, a new period of quarantine flexibility began this Monday, a measure that allows part of the economy to open its doors, always complying with some precautions such as the use of alcohol-based masks and gels.
The Venezuelan government calls this method, which combines weeks of restrictions with others of freedoms, as “7 + 7” and asserts that it has allowed it to curb infections while offering a respite to the productive sectors.
However, Efe has found that during the quarantine weeks many businesses circumvent the restrictions and maintain their operations, without incurring sanctions.
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