Venezuela exceeds its daily record of deaths and infected by COVID-19


Caracas, Jul 31 (EFE) .- Venezuela exceeded its daily record of deaths and those infected by COVID-19, with six deaths and 715 infected with this disease, with which there are already 18,574 registered cases of SARS-CoV-2 , of which 164 have lost their lives, reported this Friday President Nicolás Maduro.

Caracas lived the worst day, since of the six killed, two died in the Venezuelan capital and one more in the Miranda state, which houses much of the city’s urban area.

This is a 76-year-old retiree, who lived in the Petare favela, in the Sucre de Miranda municipality; a 56-year-old Colombian nationalized Venezuelan who worked as a carpenter and another 76-year-old pensioner.

They all had various underlying diseases.

The other three deceased are a 77-year-old woman from Carabobo state, an engineer from Sucre and another from Mérida, who did not provide further information.

Of the 715 cases located in the last 24 hours, 664 are of community transmission and 51 imported by returned migrants in the face of the crisis in the country.

That number also represents the highest number of community broadcasts since the start of the pandemic.

Of these, 279 are from Caracas, followed by the states Miranda (79), La Guaira (69), Zulia (58), Carabobo (40), Mérida (39), Anzoátegui (21), Apure (17), Portuguesa ( 16), Monagas (13), Bolívar (11), Trujillo (6), Sucre (6), Táchira (4), Aragua (4) and Lara (2).

Given the growth of cases, the Government opened an intermediate field hospital with 1,200 beds in the Poliedro sports center in Caracas, which will be used by asymptomatic patients or those with mild symptoms.

The emergency medical center has beds inside the Poliedro and also in the surroundings, the area used as entrance and parking when there are parties or events of different kinds.

To start the field hospital, the Government had the support of the Armed Forces, some of whose doctors will accompany the staff of the Ministry of Health. There will also be Cuban toilets that carried their flag during the opening ceremony.

According to Maduro, different medical specialists will work at the Polyhedron, including pulmonologists, pediatricians and bioanalysts.

(c) EFE Agency


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