Ministry of Public Health issued its second weekly report regarding the situation of the covid-19 coronavirus in the country. From the analysis of the data provided by the portfolio, it can be deduced that in the week between April 24 and 30, the indicators of this pathology presented a decrease with respect to the immediately previous week.
In total, in the indicated period, 1,867 new cases were registered, which against the 2,158 of the previous week represents 582 fewer infections. The same thing happened with the number of active cases (people with the disease) which was 2,095 people, 80 less than in the previous seven days.
The number of tests that were carried out during the last week was 23,069, which represented almost 3,500 less than that from April 17 to 23. On the other hand, the percentage of those tests that were positive of the total tests that were applied (positivity) was 7.8% This translates into a decrease of 0.4% compared to the last mark.
To date, 899,723 cases of coronavirus have been registered since the first of them was detected in the country. On the other hand, with the six (eight in the previous week) deaths that occurred in the last week, this figure reached 7,210 people.
Neither on April 24 nor on April 26 there were deaths of people with coronavirus. On the 25th, 27th, 28th and 30th one person died each day, while on the 29th two died.
As of the date of the report, the occupancy of beds in intensive care centers reached 63.4% of its total. However, occupancy by coronavirus patients was only 1.8% (2.3% as of April 23).