Covid-19: Health records 1187 new cases and 7,171 tests

Covid-19: Health records 1187 new cases and 7,171 tests
The Ministry of Health has reported more than 7,000 Covid-19 tests. Photo: La Hora / Archive.

Written by Sarah Solorzano
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The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS) has recorded 1,187 new cases of Covid-19 through 7,171 tests taken in the past 24 hours, according to the latest report from the Case Council.

With this report, there are 234,883 cases accumulated in the national territory, of which 14,352 cases are still active.

In the past 24 hours, according to the health, no deaths were reported, but 22 deaths due to the virus occurred on earlier dates.

The mortality rate is 45.8 per 100,000 inhabitants, with a mortality rate of 3.2%. While the cumulative rate was 1,393 confirmed cases per 100,000 residents.

On the other hand, the sections in which the backlog of case records predominate are:

Guatemala, 112,918
Quetzaltenango, 16,839
-Sacatepéquez with 9,948

According to the Covid-19 Dashboard, most of the positive cases have been confirmed in people between the ages of 30 and 50.

Last Tuesday, Health Minister Amelia Flores said that the trend of Covid-19 infections has begun to stabilize, after several weeks at its peak, although in subsequent statements she asked residents to maintain preventive measures.

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