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  • #16

    Coronavirus in Guatemala: There are 74 cases and Giammattei asks the population to stay home
    President Alejandro Giammattei announced this April 6 four new cases of coronavirus in Guatemala, with a total of 74. In addition, he asked Guatemalans not to leave their home to avoid further infections.
    by Willian Cumes
    Posted on April 6, 2020 at 8:04 p.m.

    The death toll remains at three.

    Among the four new cases there is a patient in a delicate state in the Intensive Care of the Villa Nueva Hospital.

    Giammattei also reported that a 3-year-old girl and her mother were discharged on Monday, who recovered from the disease and returned home to continue the quarantine.

    The minor's father had also recovered from covid-19 and now this family has been reunited, said the president.

    The number of patients recovered amounted to 17.

    Patient 71: a 22-year-old man from Patz?n
    Patient 72: a 27-year-old man from Patz?n
    Patient 73: a 39-year-old woman from Patz?n
    Patient 74: a 76-year-old man from San Juan del Obispo, Antigua Guatemala, Sacatep?quez

    This last patient is the one who is in serious condition.

    Giammattei said that of the 19 tests carried out this Monday on residents of Patz?n, where the first community case was registered, only three came out positive.


    • #17
      77 cases:


      • #18

        Two doctors among the 7 new cases of coronavirus in Guatemala and number 87 infected

        Funds to help families affected by the covid-19 economic crisis begin this week, as the government works to stop the spread.
        ?The only security we have is our ability to adapt."


        • #19
          126 cases; 3 deaths:


          • #20

            [Latin Press]
            Friday April 10, 2020
            Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Guatemala with 137 positives
            Guatemala, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Contagions due to the SARS-Cov2 coronavirus, which causes the Covid-19 disease, reached 137 in Guatemala today, a figure that includes three deceased, 19 recovered and 115 active.

            According to the Secretary of Social Communication of the Presidency, Carlos Sandoval, this Friday 11 new positive cases were confirmed, six women and five men between 23 and 50 years old.

            The day before, the highest number of infected people was recorded, 39, and projections indicate that in the coming weeks, statistics will skyrocket despite the strict containment measures that the Government ordered since last March 16, when the borders were closed to foreigners. , suspended classes at all levels and work in the public and private sectors.

            Since March 21, voluntary isolation was reinforced with a 12-hour curfew that expires next Sunday, when new provisions are expected as President Alejandro Giammattei announced yesterday.

            In his latest messages to the nation, the president asked citizens to comply to the letter with the restrictions, however harsh they may be in order to contain an eventual epidemic outbreak at the national level that collapses the weak public health system.

            Press media published fragments of a letter sent to Giammattei by members of the medical union, who propose to toughen up the isolation for at least two more weeks, as well as provide health personnel with the necessary means of protection to face the Covid emergency. 19.

            In the face of evidence of social indiscipline, the professionals recommended maintaining the curfew and preventing companies that are not providers of basic needs from continuing to operate in order to mitigate contagion as much as possible and to flatten the infection curve.

            Otherwise, they said, existing medical facilities will be insufficient to care for patients who require it.

            They also recalled that the use of masks, mandatory starting next Monday, will be insufficient if it is not accompanied by physical distance measures, hand washing and surface cleaning.

            After the first community case in the municipality of Patz?n, Chimaltenango, the Government also ordered a ban on going outside the residence departments in an attempt to prevent the spread of the disease nationwide.


            • #21

              Coronavirus in Guatemala: Giammattei announces 16 new cases and 153 infected

              The Executive announced that starting next Monday all people must wear a mask to go out on the streets, otherwise they will be sanctioned.
              by Eddy Coronado
              Posted on April 11, 2020 at 7:04 p.m.

              President Alejando Giammattei reported that preventive actions are maintained to prevent the spread of the covid-19 pandemic that registered 16 new cases and in total 153 are infected.

              The number of recovered remains at 19 and 3 died from coronavirus, although there was another person who had tested positive for covid-19 and died, but the cause of death was a broken hip that caused cardiac arrest.

              Starting Monday, April 13, the use of the mask will be mandatory for people who go out.

              Active cases in health hospitals reach 130, Giammattei reported.

              The president reported that a mob of community members tried to attack the family of one of the infected patients and they had to protect them in a temporary shelter.

              The president also reported that he will implement 10 aid programs to face the economic crisis.

              1.- “We will get ahead” cash program, which will benefit 1 million people with food to 200,000 homes.

              2.- Temporary financial assistance that 200 thousand families will benefit. People will receive a code on the phone. In the cardless operations section you can withdraw the resources. The cashier will give you up to Q1 thousand.

              3.- School feeding program with Q350 million for children to have enough food.

              4.- Food provision by the Ministry of Agriculture and Development for Q700 million.

              5.- The working capital credit fund with Q65 million to help micro, medium and small businesses.

              6.- Older adult program that will be increased in funds.

              7.- The employment protection fund. Q2 billion were allocated to benefit 300 thousand workers

              8.- Expansion of the electric energy subsidy for Q630 million so that 2.8 million Guatemalan households are benefited.

              9.- The risk bonus for health personnel for Q26 million.

              10.- Family bonus with Q6 billion assigned and that would allow giving Q1 thousand each month to help them.

              On Sunday April 12, President Alejandro Giammattei announced that the national network will announce if there would be changes in the restrictions for the following days.


              • #22

                President Giammattei announces two new cases of coronavirus in Guatemala
                Edgar Qui?onez / -
                April 12, 2020

                President Alejandro Giammattei announced two new cases of people infected with the new Covid-19 coronavirus. According to the president, to date there are 155 cases in the country. He also reported the death of two people from the virus.

                "I want to announce that today we have two new cases and unfortunately two people died," said the president.

                “A 57-year-old man who had three weeks of fighting for his life died. It hurts us that he's gone. The other case is a 74-year-old man with cancer. Due to his condition, he progressed rapidly, he died last night, "he added.


                • #23

                  In the course of the last hours, the Government of Guatemala reported that our country accumulates 156 cases of infected with coronavirus. Five people are reported dead. The Executive highlights 19 people recovered from coronavirus Visit our site
                  ?The only security we have is our ability to adapt."


                  • #24

                    Coronavirus cases in Guatemala increase to 167 with 11 new infections
                    Coronavirus cases in Guatemala amounted to 167 this April 13, 2020 with 11 more patients who tested positive, reported President Alejandro Giammattei on the national network.
                    by Willian Cumes
                    Published on April 13, 2020 at 6:04 p.m.

                    The new infections are ten men and one woman.

                    Giammattei indicated that the number of recovered remains at 19; like that of deceased: 5.

                    There are 142 cases of covid-19 active in the country, said the president. He added that in the region of Guatemala, Chimaltenango and Sacatep?quez there are 134 cases, 80.23 percent of the total.

                    The president clarified to the population that the PNC will not capture people who are caught on the street without wearing a mask, but will give them a summons to appear to pay the fine, but if they do not, they would face criminal prosecution.

                    "I want to deeply thank that today I found that practically everyone is wearing a mask," said Giammattei.

                    The money from the fines for not wearing a mask will go to the Ministry of Health to continue attending to the coronavirus emergency. "The challenge here is that they don't get a fine," said the governor.

                    The financial penalty for not wearing a mask ranges from Q7 thousand to Q150 thousand, depending on whether or not the person is infected with covid-19 ....


                    • #25

                      Coronavirus cases in Guatemala add up to 180 one month after the first infection
                      This April 14, 2020, Guatemala registered 13 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 180 throughout the country four weeks after the first contagion was detected, reported President Alejandro Giammattei on the national network.
                      by Willian Cumes
                      Posted on April 14, 2020 at 6:04 p.m.

                      The president said that the number of recovered remains at 19, as well as that of the deceased: 5.

                      There are 155 active cases of covid-19 in Guatemala, whose patients are hospitalized.

                      In the departments of Guatemala, Chimaltenango and Sacatep?quez there are 141 cases, 78.4 percent of the total cases.

                      Giammattei announced that starting this April 15, they will begin to distribute thousands of masks in Sacatep?quez and Chimaltenango, departments that together with Guatemala make up the region where there are more cases of coronaviruses and sources of contagion that represent a risk.

                      In the department of Guatemala, masks have already been delivered in the four largest markets in the capital to citizens who cannot purchase one.

                      The 13 new cases ...


                      • #26

                        A single deportation flight to Guatemala by the U.S. government saw more than 75% of the migrants later test positive for novel coronavirus, the country's health minister told reporters on Tuesday.

                        Guatemala, along with El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico, has urged the U.S. to halt removals and deportations or take other steps to stop the virus' spread from the U.S., now the epicenter of the pandemic.

                        But last Friday, President Donald ***** instead signed a memorandum to authorize sanctions against any country that doesn't accept removals from the U.S. -- a threat to all four countries, despite concerns about the ability of their fragile health systems to handle severe outbreaks.
                        But Health Minister Hugo Monroy suggested Tuesday that a recent spike in cases was because of deportations from the U.S. On one flight, more than 75% of migrants later tested positive, he said, adding he couldn't specify because of security reasons.

                        He also suggested that between 50% and 75% of all migrants deported from the U.S. recently have tested positive, without specifying what time frame he was talking about or providing a total number, but he later walked that back, saying he was referring to one flight.
                        ?The only security we have is our ability to adapt."


                        • #27

                          Guatemala adds 196 cases of Covid-19 coronavirus
                          By Edgar Qui?onez
                          April 15, 2020

                          President Alejandro Giammattei reported that this Wednesday, April 15, 427 tests were carried out to detect people infected with the new coronavirus. According to the president, the results revealed 16 new cases of Covid-19 in the country.

                          To date, 196 infected people are counted.

                          “Of those 16 new cases, 13 are men and 3 are women. We expect a rebound in cases in the coming weeks, ”said Giammattei.

                          The President insisted on the importance of Guatemalans being careful and respectful with the provisions and prevention measures issued by the Government.

                          "If at this time we lift the presidential provisions and restrictions in 12 months, according to calculations we would have 17,751 declines and more than 300,000 cases of coronavirus in Guatemala," said the president.
                          Ages of the new cases

                          Female 20 years
                          Female 46 years old
                          Female 83 years old
                          Male 64 years
                          Male 80 years
                          Male 51 years old
                          Male 36 years
                          Male 41 years old
                          Male 25 years
                          31 year old male
                          Male 29 years old
                          Male 29 years old
                          23 year old male
                          Male 44 years old
                          Male 30 years
                          Male 29 years old


                          • #28

                            Coronavirus claims two more lives in Guatemala and the number of cases reaches 214

                            Two more people died from covid-19 in Guatemala, for which there are 7 deaths and the total number of cases amounted to 214, the Government of Guatemala reported on April 16, 2020.
                            by Willian Cumes
                            Published on April 16, 2020 at 7:04 p.m.

                            Carlos Sandoval, Communication Secretary of the Presidency, explained that the two deceased are a 74-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man, the community case detected in Patz?n, Chimaltenango.

                            In this way, the Executive confirms what the mayor of Patz?n, Guadalupe Cojt?, reported in the afternoon about the death of a neighbor at 7 am on Thursday.

                            Patz?n remains in quarantine and with the accesses closed.

                            The new positive cases of covid-19 are 13 men and 5 women. 21 people have recovered from the disease and there are 185 active cases.

                            Sandoval said the new positive cases are already in temporary hospitals enabled by the emergency.

                            This Thursday the National Health Laboratory carried out 398 coronavirus tests, of which 18 were positive.


                            • #29

                              The President Alejandro Giammattei reported that on Friday, April 17 reported 21 new cases of coronavirus in Guatemala . The figure increases the number of infections to 235 cases . Of this data, there are 21 people who have recovered from the disease and 7 people who have lost their lives due to the virus.



                              • #30

                                Guatemala reaches 257 cases of coronavirus and registers one more death
                                Of the 22 new coronavirus cases, 19 are Guatemalans who were deported from the United States.
                                by Irving Escobar
                                Posted on April 18, 2020 at 7:04 p.m.

                                President Alejandro Giammattei reported on the night of this April 18 about 22 more cases of coronavirus in Guatemala and the death of a 90-year-old woman.

                                The official figure amounts to 257 cases, of which 21 are recovered. Guatemala records seven deaths from covid-19.

                                In the case of today's fatality, Giammattei said she was a 90-year-old woman with heart conditions.

                                Giammattei explained that today 22 new cases were confirmed, three local and 19 of Guatemalans who were deported from the United States.

                                The health system currently cares for 227 people and Giammattei estimated that in the next few days it could make more recovered patients.

                                He also reported that starting tomorrow the National Civil Police will be able to impose fines - from Q7 thousand to Q150 thousand - on those who do not wear masks, but expressed optimism because people nationwide are using it.