Six new deaths from Covid-19 in week number 25

Judith Pena | June 28, 2023

During epidemiological week No. 25, six (6) deaths from Covid-19 were registered, bringing the number of deaths to 8,641
throughout the country since the pandemic began in March 2020 until Saturday, June 17, 2023.
According to the Ministry of Health, the five corregimientos with the most confirmed cases during the entire epidemiological week No. 25 are: San Francisco (Panama) 41 cases;
The Tables with 31 cases; Chitré with 26 cases; Villa de los Santos with 25 cases and Parita with 24 cases.

The Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) reports that, during the corresponding epidemiological week No. 25 from Sunday, June 18 to Saturday, June 24, 1,022 positive cases of Covid-19 were confirmed, which translates into a total of 1,044,965 confirmed cases, since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 until Saturday June 24, 2023.

The epidemiological report highlights that, according to reports from the Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies, the lineages circulating in the country are: XBB.1.5, 57% of the samples analyzed; 14% of XBB.1.9.2.1 and XBB.1.15; 7% decirculation of XBB.1.9.1 and XBB.1.5.13.2 each is also reported.

Until the last cutoff, a total of 9,034 tests were carried out for a weekly positivity percentage of 11.3%. 927 active cases were registered in home and hospital isolation during week No. 25, of which 851 people were reported in home isolation and 76 people were hospitalized (75 are in the ward and 1 in the ICU).

The total number of recovered, during week No. 25, was 1,245 patients, raising the total number of recovered, since the start of the pandemic, by 1,035,397.

For its part, the Expanded Immunization Program (PAI) highlights that, from January 21, 2021 to date, 8 million 927 thousand 875 doses have been applied throughout the country.
At the last weekly cut, 176,177 doses of the bivalent vaccine have been inoculated throughout the country to people over 12 years of age and 9,865 doses to children from 5 to 11 years of age; with a total of 186 thousand 042 bivalent vaccines applied from 5 years onwards, throughout the country.

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