22 people have died from influenza

The Ministry of Health reported that according to the latest report from the Department of Epidemiology, 22 deaths from influenza have been registered in Panama.

According to the report until week No 25, more than 550 positive cases of influenza have been detected throughout the country.

The report specifies that, to date, 5 new deaths have been added (4 of type A and 1 of type B), to have a cumulative 22 deaths from influenza.

Of the total registered cases, 13 are men and 9 women, in the age range between 4 and 82 years. None of the deceased had received the influenza vaccine.

These deaths correspond to the regions of Health, Metropolitan with seven (7) deaths; West Panama with four (4); North Panama with three (3), San Miguelito with two (2) deaths, Chiriquí with two (2) deaths and one death, there are the regions of Salud de Colón, Darién, Veraguas and one with residence in San Miguelito, but he was confined in East Panama (Chepo).

90% of the deceased (20 of 22) had risk factors such as: diabetes, hypertension, obesity, obesity, pulmonary, renal, neurological, immunosuppression among other diseases. Of the 22 deceased, 18 were not vaccinated.

Likewise, they reiterate that the days outside the walls will continue during the weekends, in shopping centers and vaccination posts throughout the country, and they reported that they are coordinating with the Panama Metro, to be placed in the Metro stations, as indicated carried out with the doses of vaccines against Covid-19.

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