Monday 2nd August 2021.

August 2, 2021

  • The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Sunday, August 1, that 10 people died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours in the country. With these new deaths, the total number of deaths during the pandemic amounts to 6,833 (fatality 1.6%). According to the epidemiology report of the ministry, 820 new positive cases are registered, after the application of 10,305 tests (positivity of 7.9%). With these new cases, the accumulated total since the pandemic began amounts to 436,475, and of this figure it is reported that 417,137 patients recovered from Covid-19. Meanwhile, active cases total 12,505. In home isolation, 11,969 are reported, of which 11,627 are at home and 342 in hotels. There are 536 hospitalized and 431 of them are in the ward and 105 are in intensive care units (ICU).
  • Up until Saturday, some 105 thousand 449 anticovid doses had been applied in the 19 vaccination centers enabled, since last Wednesday, in the 8-6 circuit of San Miguelito. For this circuit, it was planned to immunize about 148 thousand 311 people, as of Saturday 71.1% of the goal was reached.
  • New restrictive measures will govern from today Monday, in various regions of the country, due to Covid-19.
  • The president of Colombia , Iván Duque, reported that he issued instructions to Migration to collect all the information and work hand in hand with the Panamanian authorities, in the face of the current migration crisis in the border area. “This we have to solve between the two of is,” said Duque, on the  program Radar, broadcast this Sunday on TVN Channel 2 .
  • The Third Criminal Liquidation Court rejected an appeal for prescription of the criminal action filed by the defense of the former head of the Ministry of Social Development (Mides), Guillermo Ferrufino, investigated for the alleged commission of the crime of civil servant corruption.
  • As a result of the Covid-19, Panama is striving to achieve a sustainable economic recovery, “but this process requires the strengthening of its foundations and its constitutional, institutional and social principles.” This was expressed by the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (Cciap), an organization that, in view of this, relaunched its #RespetaMiFuturo campaign this week.
  • From January to June of this year, 43,823 expired products were found, which were withdrawn from sale and later destroyed, according to a statistical report from the Authority for Consumer Protection and Defense of Competition (Acodeco).

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