Friday 9th July 2021.

July 9, 2021

Panama this Thursday, July 8, exceeded 6,600 deaths from coronavirus , according to the epidemiology report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) . In the last 24 hours, 3 new deaths were reported, and they update 2, so the accumulated is 6,604. Meanwhile, active cases of Covid-19 total 13,600. For this Thursday 1,240 new positive cases are reported, after the application of 13,616 tests (positivity of 9.1%). The total accumulated cases is 412,466, of which 392,262 have been recovered. 12,889 people are reported in home isolation. Of these, 12,547 are home and 324 in hotels. While there are 711 hospitalized, of these 596 are in the ward and 115 are in intensive care units.

Those responsible for the vaccination process against Covid-19 plan to have the entire population over 16 years of age immunized in the provinces of Herrera, Los Santos and Darién by the end of July. According to the latest epidemiological report from the Ministry of Health (Minsa), the health regions of Herrera and Los Santos are two of the most affected by the rebound in cases of the new coronavirus that occurs in the country.

From this Thursday, July 8, the vaccination process for patients with chronic diseases begins in 16 centers located throughout the country. This was revealed by the Ministry of Health (Minsa), which recalled that people must be registered in the digital platform of, through the web appointments option.

The Comptroller General of the Republic reported this Thursday morning, July 8, that it “endorsed” the payment for the construction of the Panama Solidario Integrated Hospital, located in the Albrook sector. The announcement of the Comptroller’s Office is known the same day that it was disclosed that the anti-corruption prosecutor Anilú Batista ordered the provisional filing of the file on the construction of the modular hospital in Albrook.

“The objective of the Government is to carry out the construction of the fourth bridge.” This was stated by the head of the Ministry of Public Works (MOP), Rafael Sabonge, when questioned about the future of the work that, for the moment, does not appear on the list of projects that will be launched in the short term. If we had given the green light to the project as we received it, MOP would have run out of budget to carry out other projects, Sabonge said. Currently, the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) is analyzing the long-term financing proposals presented by the contractor.

The plenary session of the National Assembly approved this Thursday, July 8, in the third debate, bill 178, which prohibits the use, import and commercialization of electronic nicotine administration systems, electronic cigarettes, vaporizers, tobacco heaters and other devices. similar, with or without nicotine, in Panama.

Panama’s soccer team suffered two new casualties ahead of the Gold Cup, which starts on Saturday, when it was announced that midfielder Aníbal Godoy and defender Andrés Andrade were ruled out of the tournament due to injuries.

For this Friday, July 9, several communities in North Panama will be without drinking water service for several hours due to scheduled works, reported the Institute of National Aqueducts and Sewers (Idaan) .

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