Thursday 19th November 2020.

November 19, 2020

The number of new cases of Covid-19 in Panama, in the last 24 hours, was 1,112, reported the Ministry of Health (Minsa) in the epidemiological report of this Wednesday, November 18.  With this figure, the country accumulates 149, 833 confirmed cases since the pandemic reached the country last March. Of this total, 129,755 are recovered patients.  To date, 9,205 tests were applied, and the 1,112 cases represent a positivity of 12.1%. Regarding deaths, the Minsa registered 14 new deaths due to the new coronavirus to accumulate 2,907 and the fatality is 1.94%.

The Cabinet Council approved this Wednesday, November 19, the purchase of one million 92 thousand doses of the vaccine for Covid-19, from the British pharmaceutical AstraZeneca UK Limited, in association with Oxford University, for an amount of $ 4 million 368 thousand.

In one week, the admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitalization increased by more than 100, according to the statistical records of the Ministry of Health (Minsa).

The Directorate of Hydrometeorology of ETESA is keeping under surveillance tropical wave No. 47, which at noon on Wednesday, was, between Puerto Rico and Colombia.

According to forecasts, this wave is expected to enter Panamanian territory this Thursday, November 19.

Nursing human resources deserve to be looked at and cared for by the country’s authorities. This was stated by the National Association of Nurses of Panama (Anep), which brings together more than 6,500 nurses from the public and private sectors of the country.

The call for the so-called Bicentennial Pact, in which essential issues for the country will be addressed by different sectors of society, has a new date and will be held next Thursday, November 26, the Government announced.

At least two citizen groups have spoken out to demand accountability for the use of public funds. They request the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic (CGR) to fulfill its oversight role, and have repudiated the interpretation of the entity given to the Transparency Law, so as not to reveal details of form 172 of professional services, which the National Assembly reactivated in the midst of the pandemic.

The gallon of 95 octane gasoline will increase 3 cents, that of 91 octane 5 cents and diesel 9 cents as of this Friday, November 20 and will remain in place until December 4, announced the National Energy Secretariat.

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