Venezuela adds 333 infections and five deaths from covid-19

This content was published on February 20, 2021 – 03:10

Caracas, Feb 19 (EFE) .- Venezuela registered 333 new infections of covid-19 this Friday, a disease that also claimed the lives of five people in the South American country, in the last 24 hours, informed the Minister of Communication, Freddy Ñañez.

“341 days after the pandemic in Venezuela, we report that during the last 24 hours the country registered 333 new infections by covid-19,” said the minister, through his account on the social network Twitter.

Of these new infections, he explained, 321 were produced by community transmission within the regions of Venezuela, mainly in Caracas, which added 75 cases, while the oil company Zulia state (west, bordering Colombia) added 38 infections.

In addition, 12 imported patients were added to the national balance, since, in the last hours, a dozen people infected with coronavirus entered the country, in this case from Mexico, Turkey, Panama and the Dominican Republic.

All these people, Ñáñez clarified, entered Venezuela through the Simón Bolívar International Airport, which serves Caracas.

In this way, according to the government balance, in 341 days there have been 135,114 infections by covid-19, of which 94% have already recovered, while 6,663 people are still fighting the disease.

Regarding the five deaths registered this Friday, the minister explained that they are four men between the ages of 51 and 73, as well as a 71-year-old woman.

With these data, Venezuela reaches 1,308 deaths from this pandemic, which has claimed the lives of more than two million people in the world.

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The oil country began the first stage of its immunization against covid-19 this week, with the inoculation of the first doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine to health personnel.

The vaccination process began after the first 100,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine arrived in Venezuela last Saturday. EFE

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