MINSA: Press Release #67

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Friday May 1, 2020
MINSA congratulates workers

Today, May 1st, Labor Day, the Ministry of Health (MINSA) congratulates all workers in Panama, but especially congratulates all health workers fighting against COVID-19.

Yesterday, MINSA reinforced the resources and strategies implemented in the Colón province, where there will be a hospital-hotel, which will house positive COVID-19 patients, who will be attended by trained personnel and those who present risk factors.

As part of the “Protect yourself Panama” plan, to date, 345,751 vaccines have been applied throughout the country, 241,180 by the MINSA and 104,571 by the Caja de Seguro Social (CSS) to prevent influenza.

Epidemiological report

Today, 622 patients are reported, 188 new cases for a cumulative total of 6,720 cases, while in home isolation are 3,061 patients, 276hospitalized in wards, 85 patients at the intensive care units and 192 deaths are reported.

MINSA requests the population to continue with the physical distancing, handwashing, and the correct use of masks, efficient weapons to eradicate COVID-19.

Ministry of Security: A decrease in domestic violence cases

A decrease in domestic violence cases is notable, 215 cases were registered, this could be related to the alcohol van and quarantine throughout the country, thus reflecting a drop of 811 cases compared to the same period in April 2019.

Curfew result

18,370 people were retained, the provinces of Panama, western Panama and Chiriquí with the highest numbers of retentions.

Humanitarian aid

The Panamanian Public Force, focused on safeguarding human life, has contributed with the transfer of positive COVID-19 patients, with as the use of ambulances and emergency vehicles, being able to transfer 40 patients by air and 1,065 by land. 

All of the official information regarding the novel coronavirus in Panama and the actions that the national government has taken are communicated on MINSA social media accounts and on the web pages (www.minsa.gob.pa and https://yomeinformopma.org/). They are also available on our hotline by dialing 169 or WhatsApp number 6997-2539.

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