Venezuela reaches 1,078 accumulated deaths from covid-19

This content was published on 13 January 2021 – 02:27

Caracas, Jan 12 (EFE) .- Venezuela reached 1,078 deaths from covid-19 this Tuesday, after five new deaths and another 316 infections of this disease were registered in the last 24 hours, reported the Executive Vice President of the country, Delcy Rodríguez.

Through his account on the social network Twitter, Rodríguez indicated that among the five deceased are three women of 83, 77 and 65 years old and two men of 66 and 77 years old.

“In the last 24 hours a total of 316 new infections were detected in our country,” said the official, while detailing that of this total 303 occurred within Venezuelan territory and the remaining 13 are from people from Mexico and Turkey .

The local entity with the most infections in the last 24 hours was Zulia (northwest) with 160 cases, followed by the Capital District with 45 and Miranda (center) with 26.

With these new infections, the total number of cases since the pandemic began in Venezuela reached 117,299, of which 5,046 are active and 111,175 have recovered.

“In Venezuela, we continue to advance with the 7 + 7 scheme,” said Rodríguez, referring to the method of “easing” the quarantine applied by the Government, which allows the opening of businesses and different economic areas every seven days.

“As President Nicolás Maduro said in his annual message to the nation, it is a successful method that combines quarantine and production, economy and prosperity; guaranteeing the control of the virus and the protection of the people,” he said.

Due to the “success” that the Venezuelan government reports of this system, Maduro has stated that he will propose to the World Health Organization (WHO) the application of his scheme to be replicated in the world. EFE

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