Thursday 12th August 2021.
August 12, 2021
According to the epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) Wednesday, in the last 24 hours there have been 5 deaths due to Covid-19. In addition, a death from a previous date is added, bringing a total of 6,924 accumulated deaths, for a lethality of 1.6%. In Panama, 426,779 recovered patients are counted. Meanwhile, active cases total 10,992 nationwide. While this Wednesday, 977 new positive cases of the disease were detected, for a cumulative total of 444,695. According to the entity, 11,724 tests were applied to detect those infected and a percentage of positivity of 8.3%. In home isolation, the Minsa reports 10,450 people, of which 10,150 are in their homes and 300 in the so-called hospital hotels. There are 542 hospitalized patients, of which 425 are in a ward and 117 are in an intensive care unit.
At least half a million doses against Covid-19 have been applied in the first 10 days of August, according to the figures recorded by the Expanded Immunization Program (PAI) of the Ministry of Health (Minsa). In the daily report on the virus situation, dated July 31, 2021, the Minsa reported that from last January to that date, 2 million 679 thousand 699 doses had been administered. Meanwhile, in the report Tuesday, August 10, it was reported that the doses applied add up to 3 million 187 thousand 124. This reflects that in 10 days in August, 507 thousand 425 have been applied, that is, an average of 50 thousand 742 vaccines per day.
Panama, Colombia and Costa Rica will standardize from today, the number of migrants that will be able to transit between their borders, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Erika Mouynes, and the director of the National Migration Service, Samira Gozaine, revealed at a press conference. Gozaine explained that while there is an agglomeration of migrants in the town of Necoclí, Colombia, 650 migrants will be received daily.
The Democratic Change (CD) board of directors rejected “as inadmissible” the request to call an extraordinary national convention, presented by a group of deputies from that political party. In a statement, the board said that the decision is to “protect the party’s institutions, guarantee the rights of all its members and do things well.” Yanibel Ábrego , deputy and general secretary of this group, who is campaigning to remove Rómulo Roux from the presidency of that political group, presented the request to convene the convention together with other deputies. Ábrego, in a press conference, said on Wednesday that it was the answer they were waiting for. “It is a shameful pronouncement and a lack of respect for the membership,” she said.
The Minister of Economy and Finance, Héctor Alexander , supported this Wednesday, before the Budget Commission of the National Assembly the general budget of the State for fiscal 2022, which amounts to $ 25,126.6 million. According to the minister, the country is showing an economic recovery “but not at the speed we want.” However, he was optimistic that it will continue to grow at the end of the year.
The Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA) confirmed that one kilogram of pork meat and another kilogram of sausage of this same product from the Dominican Republic were detected at the Tocumen Airport, a country that faces African Swine Fever (ASF). Fula and Milciades of the Canine Unit of the Directorate of Agricultural Quarantine of MIDA, at the Tocumen Airport, inside the luggage of a Dominican citizen, who He claimed that he came to do tourism in the country. In addition, one kilogram of cheese was detected.
The National Energy Secretariat (SNE) reported on Wednesday afternoon, that the price of 91 and 95 octane gasoline will increase as of this Friday, August 13, at 6:00 a.m. Currently, a gallon of 95 octane gasoline sells for $ 3 53 cents. But it will be 3 dollars and 55 cents. That of gasoline with 91 octane is at 3 dollars 36 cents, and from Friday it will rise to 3 dollars 42 cents. Low sulfur diesel is trading at $ 2 88 cents. And from Friday its sale price will be 2 dollars and 90 cents.