The Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, reported that in the last 24 hours the presence of 348 new cases of covid-19 due to community transmission and 29 infections detected in people from abroad was confirmed.
During her speech at the working day held this Sunday by the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, from the Miraflores Palace, the official specified that the entities with the highest rate of infections are the state of Zulia (91), La Guaira ( 64) and Caracas (54).
He pointed out that the so-called imported cases were detected in people from the Dominican Republic, Panama, Mexico, Turkey and Colombia.
He indicated that as a result of the complications caused by this virus that has caused the death of more than 2.5 million people, for this Sunday the death of three Venezuelans is confirmed in the case of two women of 62 years and 48 years living in Miranda and Caracas respectively and a 45-year-old man from Apure state.
"Venezuela has 47 deaths per million inhabitants, but in Spain there are 1,478 deaths per million inhabitants (...) and the United States has 1,582 deaths per million inhabitants, and it is these countries that intend to teach us lessons," he said.
He highlighted that the recovery rate remains at 94%, while the active cases in 6.557 people who are receiving treatment to overcome this disease, data that he assures place Venezuela as an example of fighting the pandemic.
"Venezuela is teaching a great lesson in the world with its discipline with its responsibility," he emphasized.
Extraordinary measures for Caracas and La Guaira
For his part, President Maduro ordered the use of special measures to stop the progressive growth of new cases that has been registered in these entities.
"Meet tonight, coordinate with the governor of La Guaira, Jorge Luis García Carneiro and with the mayor of Caracas, Erika Farías, the extraordinary measures that will be applied to stop this trend and guarantee control of the pandemic," he instructed addressing the vice president.
He also asked the Minister for Health, Carlos Alvarado, to draw up a decree that obliges all medical assistance units in the country that care for patients with covid-19, to guarantee comprehensive treatments that have been approved in the country. "I have learned that in some places comprehensive treatment is not guaranteed," he said.