Monday 21st June 2021.

June 21, 2021

The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) highlighted this Sunday, June 20, that in the last 24 hours there have been 6 new deaths due to Covid-19. In addition, the Minsa updated a death from a previous date, bringing a total of 6,475 accumulated deaths, for a lethality of 1.6%. In Panama, 376,761 patients recovered from the disease, according to the ministry. While this Sunday 583 new positive cases were detected, for a cumulative total of 393,727. On the other hand, active cases to date total 10,491. According to the Minsa, 7,997 tests were applied and a percentage of positivity of 7.3%. Meanwhile, in home isolation there are 9,925 people, of which 9,527 are in their residence and 398 in the so-called hospital hotels. While there are 566 hospitalized, of which 482 are in a ward and 84 in an intensive care unit.

The field hospital, installed on the grounds of the Gustavo Nelson Collado de Chitré hospital center, will be enabled this week, informed Luis Rodríguez, institutional director of the Social Security Fund (CSS) of that region. “We are going to use it and it is very possible that this week we are going to enable it, and the general director Enrique Lau has informed us that Friday, June 25, will be the formal inauguration”.

Four new vaccination posts with doses against Covid-19 from the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca will open as of this Monday, June 21, in the province of Chiriquí, announced the Ministry of Health .

The Social Security Fund (CSS) allocates almost half a million dollars for the cleaning and maintenance of several of its property (fincas), located in the district of Panama and San Miguelito. According to the institution, there are 23 lots of land that are under its responsibility. And to take care of them, the Administration Program disburses 483 thousand dollars per year.

The magistrate Heriberto Araúz reported that the Electoral Tribunal (TE) is refining the draft that regulates the process for the parallel constituent, which will be submitted to various sectors of the country for consultation. He advanced some “general rules” that the full TE has already discussed. Among these is that the current officials of popular election would not be constituents: deputies, mayors and representatives of the corregimiento. And the elected constituents would not be popularly elected candidates for the May 2024 elections.

Israel appointed this Sunday, June 20, Itai Bardov as the country’s new ambassador to Panama, replacing Reda Mansour.

The 26 best chess players in Panama advanced to the second stage (semifinal) of the 2021 Senior Absolute and Women’s National Chess Championship, after raffling the first round that consisted of the completion of 13 qualifying tournaments throughout the country. The tournaments began on May 26, and some ended on June 13. They were held in Changuinola, Boquete, David, Santiago, Chitré, Colón, La Chorrera and various points in the center of Panama City.

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