Thursday 4th February 2021.

February 4, 2021

A total of 323,382 accumulated cases of Covid-19 reported this Wednesday, February 3, the Ministry of Health (Minsa)  after 1,181 new infections were registered in the last 24 hours. The epidemiological report of the entity indicates that in the last hours there were 26 new deaths, and they update the statistics with a death that occurred previously, which brings the number of deaths from this disease to 5,366.   To date, 9,879 tests have been applied, for a percentage of positivity of 11.9% There are 2,391 hospitalized patients and 2,150 of them are in the wards and 241 are in the intensive care units.

The regional director of Metropolitan Health, Israel Cedeño, expressed this Wednesday, February 3, 2021 that “regardless of whether we make all the rules more flexible,” the only thing that will not change is self-care.”

The application of the first batch of 12,840 doses of vaccines against the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes Covid-19 ) that arrived in the country on January 20 will soon be concluded.

The board of directors of the Social Security Fund (CSS) took a step back regarding the dialogue scheduled for today at 3:00 pm

Former President Ricardo Martinelli was criminally charged for the alleged commission of the crimes of slander and libel, to the detriment of David Cuevas, a lawyer who represents several victims of the unauthorized interceptions carried out by the National Security Council (CSN), between 2012 and 2014.

The risk rating agency Fitch Ratings lowered Panama’s risk rating from BBB to BBB- on Wednesday, with a negative outlook, which means that there is still downward pressure on the sovereign rating.

The number of air passengers fell 66% in 2020 compared to 2019, a record setback due to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic , the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced on Wednesday.

A section of Via Israel will be partially closed this Saturday, February 6, by the personnel of the Ministry of Public Works (MOP) .

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