Thursday 10th December 2020.

December 10, 2020

The report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) this Thursday, December 9, registers 1,811 new infections of Covid-19 and 23 new deaths, in the last 24 hours. These figures increase total cases of the new coronavirus to 182,977 and accumulated deaths to 3,264, according to the epidemiological report. To date, 8,286 tests were applied, for a positivity percentage of 21.8%. The total number of tests carried out since last March is 1,007,599. The Minsa reported that given the increase in requests for swab tests, it is working to increase the number of centers in various parts of the country.

The National Association of Nurses of Panama announced the sixth nurse to die in the country from the new coronavirus.  Jirenia González, who worked at the Paitilla Hospital.

The rebound in Covid-19 cases continues to register a high incidence in the provinces of Panama and West Panama in the last hours in 12 townships at least 40 people were reported with the virus.

On the morning of this Wednesday, December 9, the contract was signed to begin the construction of the new Children’s Hospital. The event, which begins the construction process of the medical center, was attended by the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo, and the Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre.

The National Migration Service reported that between January and November 2020, more than 5,000 foreigners were returned after the application of different administrative procedures.

In the midst of the controversy arising from Law 172 that creates 11 new townships for the province of Bocas del Toro, the National Assembly issued, a statement defending and justifying the approval of these initiatives.

“Panama is a critical transshipment point between transnational criminal organizations that operate in South America and those that operate in Mexico,” said the acting director of the DEA, Timothy Shea, during an official visit to Panama.

In the first nine months of the year, Tocumen International Airport revenues reached $ 164.5 million, of which $ 79.3 million were generated by the terminal, while $ 85 million correspond to tax refunds made by the General Directorate of Revenue . On the balance sheet, revenues fell 14.7%.

The Marea Verde association announced the temporary installation of a BoB (biobarrier) in the Juan Díaz river. The BoB will be placed in the mentioned river during the last weeks of the rainy season in order to evaluate the volume and type of garbage that travels through this river.

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