Monkeypox cases increase and there are 189 infections throughout the country

A total of 189 cases of monkeypox have been reported by the Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) after 12 new cases were confirmed during the week of March 1-8.

According to the Minsa of the 189 accumulated cases, 23 are active (19 in home isolation and 4 in isolation in health facilities), while 166 ended their isolation, without major setbacks.

The accumulated cases have resulted positive 187 men and 2 women; and the distribution of cases, remain in the age range between 19 to 59 years.

MINSA emphasizes that prevention is essential to prevent the contagion and spread of this disease.

The corregimientos de Salud with the most confirmed cases are: Bella Vista with 24 cases; San Francisco 17 cases; Betania with 11 cases; The Exhibition or Calidonia 10 cases; Tocumen with 8; Río Abajo and Juan Díaz with 7 cases; Parque Lefevre and Chilibre with 6 cases; Arnulfo Arias Madrid and Vista Alegre with 5 cases; Pueblo Nuevo, Ancón, Barrio Colón and Pedregal with 4 cases; Las Cumbres, Las Palmitas, Playa Leona, Pueblo Nuevo and December 24 with 3 confirmed cases, to date.

The Health regions with the most confirmed cases are the Metropolitan Region; Western Panama; San Miguelito; North Panama; Chiriqui; Los Santos and Veraguas; East Panama and Bocas del Toro.

For its part, the Expanded Immunization Program (PAI) reports that, until March 6, 601 doses of the monkeypox vaccine have been applied, with 545 first doses and 56 second doses.

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