Tuesday 27th April 2021.

April 27, 2021

The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) of this Monday, April 26, highlighted that in the last 24 hours there have been 3 new deaths, totaling 6,212 accumulated deaths, maintaining a fatality of 1.7%. According to the Minsa, in Panama there are 353,047 patients recovered from the new coronavirus. Meanwhile, active cases total 3,906. While this Monday, 198 new positive cases were detected, for a cumulative total of 363,165.  3,988 tests have been applied throughout the country to detect those infected, which reflects a positivity percentage of 4.9%. While in home isolation there are 3,547 people, of which 3,367 are in their residence and 180 in the so-called hospital hotels. In addition, there are 359 hospitalized patients, of which 296 are in a ward and 63 are in intensive care units.

The Deputy Minister of Health, Ivette Berrío, affirmed that Panama has not yet reached an agreement to acquire vaccines against Covid-19 from three other pharmaceutical companies, but that the talks remain open.

Due to the proximity and the commercial movement with Costa Rica, the authorities of the province of Chiriquí will reinforce the actions to avoid increases in the contagion of Covid-19 in the area.

The Office of the Attorney General of the Nation reported on the afternoon of this Monday, April 26, that the Bocas del Toro Prosecutor’s Office requested a call to trial for 9 people investigated for the alleged commission of the crimes of femicide, homicide and deprivation of liberty in the community of El Terrón.

Investigations for alleged embezzlement and money laundering related to the construction of phase II of the Via Brasil Corridor, the Via Domingo Díaz and the Old Town of Panama City, by the company Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC), They have been paralyzed since November 2020, waiting for the Second Court of Justice to resolve a request for accumulation of the former Minister of Public Works Federico Suárez , accused in this case

Demanding compliance with the agreements reached since 2015, the National Association of Nurses began its days of protests in order to receive a response from the Health authorities to their demands.

In less than a month, the number of loans modified or subject to financial relief decreased by $ 2.602 million, to total $ 19.611 million. For his part, the Superintendent of Banks of Panama, Amauri Castillo, pointed out that the number of modified loans is still high and said that he expects the amount to continue falling, for which it is important that banks and clients talk to find solutions to the loans.

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