Monday 27th July 2020.

July 27, 2020

The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) , this Sunday, July 26, recorded 19 deaths and 1,342 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. Given this, the total accumulated deaths and cases rise to 1,294 and 60,296, respectively. Case fatality is 2.1%. The Minsa, through a statement, announced that the number of recovered patients is 34,131 and the active cases total 24,871. To date, 4,308 tests have been applied, for a positivity rate of 33%.

After five hours of meeting, representatives of the San Miguel Arcángel Hospital (Hisma) and the Health Minister, Luis Francisco Sucre, reached an agreement this Sunday, July 26, regarding the lack of protective equipment for the health personnel they serve. Covid-19 patients.

President Laurentino Cortizo indicated that he replaced Rosario Turner as Minister of Health due to the “wear and tear” on the official, but communicated that the doctor will continue to “help” her government, now through advice from the Ministry of Social Development (Mides) .

The number of people detained in Panama for violating the curfew imposed by the authorities, as a measure to stop the spread of the coronavirus , increased in the last 24 hours.  According to a report by the National Police, on Saturday night and early morning this Sunday, July 26, they detained a total of 667 people

Three deputies of Democratic Change (CD) in Parlacen consider that the swearing in of Ricardo Alberto and Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares as alternate deputies of that regional forum is “untimely and inconvenient”.

Former President Ricardo Martinelli Berrocal (2009-2014) has filed at least six legal actions against anti-corruption prosecutor Tania Sterling, who is investigating him for his alleged participation in the Odebrectht bribery plot .

The Chiriquí province has the highest number of cases of Covid-19 in the interior of the country, with 3,091 people infected, until last Friday. The health crisis threatens the harvest of one of the main consumer and export products of Panama. 75% of the annual coffee production comes from this agricultural region.

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