Venezuelan president demands greater surveillance on Covid-19 cases
Caracas, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro demanded government and health authorities to exercise greater surveillance and control over the coronavirus cases, given the spread of the disease in the country.
During a telephone contact with the presidential commission on Tuesday, the president called for extreme preventive actions and activate all people's power factors to cut the transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen.
Maduro especially warned about the magnitude of the community transmission events detected in cities such as Maracaibo (Zulia state) and Caracas, where he urged to redouble the confrontation measures to contain the spread of the virus.
In turn, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez informed that 302 new coronavirus cases were reported, totaling 5,832 in the country.
Rodriguez stated that 175 cases were derived from community transmission events, 99 of which are located in Zulia, 25 in the Capital District, 15 in Tachira and 13 in Sucre.
The vice president also reported 127 imported cases, corresponding to Venezuelan migrants repatriated from Colombia (79), Brazil (20), Chile (1), along with 20 people infected by contact with international travelers.
The executive vice president mourned the death of three people as a result of pandemic, totaling 51 in Venezuela.
About 70% of coronavirus cases in Venezuela correspond to repatriated migrants from South American countries, where there is a high incidence of the disease, mainly Colombia and Brazil.
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