COVID-19: Health confirms 2,804 new infections; 22,849 remain active

COVID-19: Health confirms 2,804 new infections;  22,849 remain active
According to the records of the Ministry of Health, about 23 thousand cases of COVID-19 are still active so far. Photo: La Hora/Health

The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS) has updated the COVID-19 dashboard through October 4; According to the tool, 569,440 cases of coronavirus have been recorded as of that date, of which 22,849 are still active. In addition, it was reported that during the past 24 hours, 2,804 new infections were detected.

Maintaining the position in the country at 19.58%

The council states that on Monday, 2,804 new cases of COVID-19 were detected as a result of 14,324 tests conducted at the national level, meaning that the positivity in the republic was 19.58%.

On the other hand, the municipalities that recorded the highest number of infections were:

Guatemala and Guatemala with 421 cases in 4,562 tests (9.22% positive);
– Copan, Alta Verapaz with 152 cases detected in 231 tests (65% positive); And
– Chinotla, Guatemala, where 124 infections were detected in 457 examinations (21.13% positive).

Other indicators

Other indicators that are considered in the COVID-19 dashboard are the fatality rate, mortality, and the cumulative number of the virus.

Based on the data collected in the epidemic, it was determined that with the latest update, there are already 13,794 people who have died of Sars-CoV2-related causes. This data, in turn, reflects a mortality rate of 2.4% and a mortality rate of 78 people per 100,000 population.

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On the other hand, it has been determined that 3,377 people tend to have the disease per 100,000 people.

according to ages

The council currently records that the most infected group is the 20-29 age group with 149,971 infections throughout the pandemic. The second most affected group is from 30 to 39 years old with 135,383 positive cases.

On the other hand, the most affected category in terms of deaths were those aged between 60 and 69 years with 3,580 deaths; It follows adults between the ages of 50 and 59 with 2,679 victims.

However, minors were also affected by Sars-Cov2. According to the data, the minors reported:

0-5 years: 10,732 injuries and 127 deaths.
6-10 years: 9,722 positive cases and 14 victims.
11-17 years: 3,008 injuries and 50 deaths.

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