Thursday 1st July 2021.

July 1, 2021

The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) of this Wednesday, June 30, reports 1,197 new cases of coronavirus and 9 deaths. Currently, 384,703 people have overcome the disease. While active cases in the country total 12,530. The Minsa reported that 14,290 new tests have been applied and a positive percentage of 8.3% is returned. With the 9 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the total number of deaths rises to 6,545 with a fatality of 1.6%. On the other hand, it was reported that 11,839 patients are in home isolation, of which 11,465 are at home and 374 in hotels. 691 hospitalized patients are reported, of these, 590 are in the wards and 101 are in the intensive care unit.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) announced that they will begin to place the first doses of Pfizer’s vaccine against Covid-19 to those over 40 years of age residents of circuit 8-8, starting in next week. Eyra Ruiz, Minister Counselor and person in charge of Panavac-19, explained that they will begin on Monday, July 5 in the San Francisco district. Two centers will be enabled.

Panama received a new batch of coronavirus vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech. It is about 43,290 doses, which constitutes the twenty-first batch from this pharmaceutical duo that arrives in the country. “We are receiving a new shipment of Pfizer vaccines that will reinforce the PanaVac-19 vaccination strategy, and they will be used in the Ngäbe Buglé region, the provinces of Darién and Colón,” informed Carlos Batista, director of the East region of health

The beneficiaries of the Digital Voucher must, as of today, July 1, update their respective forms on the Panama Solidario plan platform to continue receiving the economic transfer. From 12:01 am this morning until 11:59 pm on Saturday, July 31, those interested must update their data and decide the option to which they will apply to continue within the economic aid plan given by the government in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic .

The trial of former President Ricardo Martinelli was postponed yet again. Originally scheduled for June 22, it was re scheduled for July 5. This Wednesday it was announced that it was postponed to July 21, at 9:00 am, in response to a request from the defense.

A compliance judge ordered, on Tuesday, June 29, that experts from the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences (Imelcf) carry out a medical-legal clarification to determine if the former director of the General Directorate of Revenue (DGI), Luis Cucalón , can serve his sentence in a penitentiary.

Producers and sellers of Merca Panama blocked, on the morning of this Wednesday, June 30, the main entrance to the market located on the Centenario road. This, to ask for greater security in the face of the wave of thefts of which they have been victims in recent weeks.

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