Tuesday 27th July 2021.

July 27, 2021

The epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (MInsa) of this Monday, July 26, reveals that the numbers of new infections of Covid-19 and of active cases decreased. 495 new cases are reported, 371 less than yesterday and 12,998 active cases, that is, 197 less than this Sunday, July 25. Now the accumulated cases add up to 430,444. Regarding the deaths, it was known that there were 8 deaths and 1 death from a previous date is updated, totaling 6,768 accumulated, for a lethality of 1.6%. The report also informs that to date 5,939 tests have been applied, and a percentage of positivity of 8.3%. While the recovered patients are 410,678. There are 12,225 people in home isolation, of which 11,845 are at home and 380 in hospital hotels. There are 773 hospitalized patients and 649 of them are in the ward and 124 are in the intensive care unit.

“Now the challenge is not to receive them, but to apply them,” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Erika Mouynes this Monday, when she revealed that Panama will have at its disposal this week a new batch of 450 thousand doses of the vaccine from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer . Within the bilateral agreement between the Panamanian State and the company Pfizer is the acquisition of 7.2 million doses. “The majority, about 4.2 million, we will be receiving in this quarter,” he said.

As of this Monday, July 26, the Metropolitan Health Region registers a total of 2,196 active cases of Covid-19, of which 2,085 are in home isolation. The current figures in the Metropolitan Health Region, which includes 23 townships in the district of Panama, remain stable, despite a slight decrease in cases of the new coronavirus.

In the continuation of the trial for the wiretapping that is being followed against former President Ricardo Martinelli , the Public Ministry continued on Monday with the presentation of witnesses and evidence. On Monday morning two testimonies were given from employees of the Liberty Technology company, which was entrusted with the installation of an internet system in 2012 at the National Security Council (CSN), in Quarry Heights.

The Second Criminal Court Settlement Court set for January 12 and 13, 2022, the trial of the former rector of the University of Panama (UP) , Gustavo García de Paredes , and the former director of administrative services of that university, Adrián Cuevas, for the alleged commission of the crime of embezzlement. The foregoing, as a result of the signing of contracts for the lease of three areas of land to the Atlantic Pacific Consortium.

The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo, received on the afternoon of this Monday, July 26, the report of the members of the Special Commission for Evaluating the State Pact for Justice of the aspiring magistrates and substitute magistrates for the Supreme Court of Justice . During the evaluation period, 79 candidates were presented, however, during the process, two withdrew, so in the end the documentation referring to 77 was delivered to Cortizo.

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