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    Authorities confirm first case of coronavirus in Panama
    By Cinthia Almanza
    03/09/2020 - 8:35 PM

    Panamanian authorities confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country.

    "After applying all the WHO protocols we can confirm the first case of COVID-19 in our country," confirmed the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo in his Twitter account.

    "As we have been among the most efficient countries in its prevention, we are prepared to face and treat COVID-19," Cortizo added.

    This is a 40-year-old Panamanian citizen who arrived in the country, Health Minister Rosario Turner confirmed.

    The infected woman is Panamanian and entered the country on Sunday afternoon, March 8, from the city of Barajas, Spain. "He is at home stably and does not need to be hospitalized," Turner said.

    Who turned out to be the first case of the coronavirus outbreak in Panama, attended the Social Security Fund, after having entered the country with a cough and fever.

    “We are contacting the people who came on the plane with the Spanish citizen who tested positive for Covid-19. Spain was not among the countries that passed controls at the airport, ”said the minister.

    "We have detected in an early way this first case what calls us to calm. To all I reiterate, we reinforce the hygiene measures and follow the instructions of the Minsa," said Cortizo, while Turner with other authorities held a press conference on the subject at the headquarters of the National Police, in the Panamanian capital.

    The woman has contact at home with two people, who will be tested and quarantined, Turner said.

    The head of Health said that at the moment the classes will not be suspended, because it is only a confirmed case.

    He said that he will keep a very close watch, "one thing is when you have a case, another when there is a conglomerate and another when you have an entire affected country," he said.

    He added that anyone who has a respiratory condition should avoid, as far as possible, leave their residence and not make trips abroad if they are not strictly necessary.

    On the realization of fair events, Turner said that some are evaluated like David's.

    40 tests have been performed for suspected cases of coronaviruses in the country. A total of 112 regions of the virus have confirmed cases of coronaviruses in their territories.
    Last edited by kiwibird; April 18, 2020, 07:55 PM.

  • #2

    Panama records Central America’s first coronavirus death
    By AFP
    March 11, 2020

    ....“Of the eight patients we are reporting, one person is in intensive care, another unfortunately died,” Minister Rosario Turner said during a press conference in Panama City.

    According to the ministry, a 64-year-old man who was already suffering from diabetes complications associated with bacterial pneumonia died of the COVID-19 virus on Sunday...


    • #3

      Number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 increases to 43
      By Drafting of TVN News
      03/14/2020 - 6:48 PM

      The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 increases to 43, 23 women and 20 men, as reported on Saturday March 14 by the National Director of Health, Nadja Porcell, during a press conference. Five people are hospitalized, two in critical condition. A total of 37 people are kept in home isolation.

      In the Panama West region a case is added in the community of Las Lajas, and in Panama North a new case was reported in the community of Alcalde Díaz.

      In total, 820 tests have been carried out, of which 43 have been positive and 40 are still pending. Porcell stressed that more than 200 teachers from the Monsignor Francisco Beckmann College have been tested, and that they have not found any more positive cases.

      Tests have been carried out on 4,535 travelers, of which 3,104 people have been discharged and 1,431 are kept in home follow-up.

      The director of Civil Aviation, Gustavo Pérez, confirmed the suspension of flights to and from Europe, previously announced by the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo, on his official Twitter account.

      The chancellor, Alejandro Ferrer, pointed out that humanitarian flights and flights that are necessary to bring medicines, equipment and medical supplies will be excepted.

      Ferrer announced that a working group with airlines is being created so that Panamanians who are abroad and Europeans who are in Panama can travel for the next few days and return to their countries of origin.

      Luis Francisco Sucre, deputy minister of Health, announced the creation of a National Diagnostic Network COVID-19, which will be in charge of the director of the Gorgas Commemorative Institute, Juan Pascale. The goal will be to guarantee access to laboratory tests for people who need them.

      The hospitals enabled for the tests will be the San Miguel Arcángel Hospital, the Children's Hospital, the Hospital Complex of the Arnulfo Arias Social Security Fund Madrid, the National Oncological Institute, the Nicolás A. Solano Hospital, the Cecilio Castillero Hospital, the "Chicho" Fábrega Hospital, and the José Domingo de Obaldía Hospital. The hospitals and executing units of the Social Security Fund (CSS) will also be in a position to carry out the tests.

      The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported that it has added 20 doctors and nurses to support the authorities in home visits to people under observation for presenting symptoms of the disease.

      Together with the Ministry of Security (Minseg), the Minsa will increase the number of operations to verify compliance with the executive decree issued to regulate acts and events that promote the crowding of people.

      The director of the CSS, Enrique Lau Cortés, emphasized the importance that all citizens collaborate and be in solidarity with prevention measures. It asks the population to avoid mobilizing and taking the disease to other places.

      "Success depends on everyone. It requires the solidarity, discipline and commitment of all of us," emphasized Lau Cortés. "We are not on vacation, the country faces a dangerous situation. By mobilizing, one is taking the disease to other places or running the risk of contracting it," he added.

      The conference was held virtually, to safeguard the health of journalists, who sent their questions remotely.


      • #4

        Panama prohibits entry of foreigners, which totals 55 cases of COVID-19
        Luis Acosta / AFP

        Panama announced this Sunday that it will prohibit from this Monday the entry of foreigners to the country, which has already cut off the air connection with Europe and Asia, in a reinforcement of the measures to stop the expansion of the coronavirus, which already leaves one dead and 54 cases confirmed contagion.

        "Starting tomorrow at 11:59 pm, only Panamanians and foreigners residing by sea, air and land may enter the country," announced the Minister of Public Security, Juan Manuel Pino, who added that "food, medicine and all medical supplies will continue to enter "the country.

        The Government of Panama declared a national emergency last Friday and suspended flights to Europe and Asia from this Saturday and for 30 extendable days, with the exception of those humanitarian and those that are to bring medical supplies.


        • #5

          Coronavirus in Panama: 200 cases of Covid-19 until today, March 20
          The national government reported 63 new cases in the last 24 hours
          panama coronavirus
          By Ismael Gordón Guerrel
          Updated 03/20/2020 19:21

          The Panamanian health authorities reported, on the night of this Friday, March 20, that cases of contagion in the country exceed 200. An increase of 63 new cases in the last 24 hours.

          In Panama there are 171 patients in home isolation, seven in the ward and 11 in intensive care.

          85% of confirmed cases are between the ages of 20 to 50 years.

          The regions of Panamá Metro, Panamá Oeste, San Miguelito, Panamá Norte are the areas with the highest number of cases, as well as Veraguas. There are 2 new cases in Coclé (Corregimientos El Cañaveral and Pocrí), 2 cases in Colón, 2 cases in Panamá Este, and one case in Chiriquí (Boquerón) ...


          • #6

            Panama reports three deaths and 245 infections by Covid-19
            The Panamanian Health authorities reported two new deaths and 245 positive coronavirus cases
            Death from coronavirus in Panama
            Health authorities have reported the evolution of viruses in Panama.EFE
            By Ismael Gordón Guerrel
            Updated 03/21/2020 20:16

            The death toll in Panama from the Covid-19 virus has risen to three and the contagion to 245.

            The Panamanian Health authorities reported, in a press conference, the deaths and the new number of infected. In 24 hours the positive cases rose from 200 to 245.

            There are 33 hospitalized patients, of whom 21 are in the ward (8.6%) and 12 are in the Intensive Care Unit (5%). And 209 people are in home isolation (85%). 2,473 tests have been carried out, of which 228 were negative (90%).

            Panama reported the first death from Covid-19 on March 11, one day after confirming the first case.

            The first death was from a teacher, the second from a doctor, and the third case was not detailed. The deaths were recorded on Friday, March 20, but were not announced until the afternoon of this Saturday.

            Luis Francisco Sucre explained, vice minister of Health, that a sanitary fence has been installed in Herrera, Los Santos. In addition, in Guabalá and Viguí, Chiriquí province.

            The authorities keep track of false calls they receive at number 169. They also keep track of false emails, messages and information that are irresponsibly distributed through digital channels, raising alarm among the population.

            Sucre warned that if the population does not take the measures, the government will be taking stronger measures.

            Enrique Lau Cortés, director of the Social Security Fund, reported that the epidemiological fence of the Ezequiel Abadía Hospital has been completed and the cases of COVID-19 identified there and his direct contacts are in house isolation under verification.

            The Minister of Public Security, Juan Pino, explained that 475 people were arrested nationwide, which includes 41 minors at the last curfew. "We ask the population to comply with the curfew," said the security minister.

            Likewise, the MINSA communicates that, starting today, it joins the Health Emergency Operations Center (CODES), the Panama Red Cross, an entity that will support the actions undertaken by the "Protect yourself Panama" Plan.

            Washing hands, social isolation and following the recommended biosanitary protection measures are, until now, the most effective actions against the spread of the virus.


            • #7

              Panama reports 313 cases of Covid-19 infections
              Health, together with the Transit Authority and transport unions, coordinated the mobilization and transport of health professionals
              By Ismael Gordón Guerrel
              Updated 03/22/2020 18:41

              The Panamanian Health authorities detailed that the cases of infections by Covid-19 reached 313 accumulated cases.

              Lourdes Moreno, Head of the Epidemiology Department of the Ministry of Health, explained that three deaths remain, but one death is investigated, after the cut that is made at 4:00 in the afternoon. There are 268 in home isolation, 42 hospitalized, 13 in intensive care and 29 in wards...


              • #8

                Panama registers 443 coronavirus cases, 8 deceased and declares total quarantine
                By AFP Agency
                on March 24, 2020 - 7:32 PM
                Panama, March 24, 2020.

                The president of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, declared a total quarantine on Tuesday to contain the rapid expansion of the new coronavirus, which registers 443 infections and eight deaths in the Central American country.

                "As of 5:01 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25 (10H01 GMT), I declare mandatory total quarantine in the national territory indefinitely, with exceptions," Cortizo wrote on Twitter.

                Among the exceptions, he cited the food production line, as well as health personnel, law enforcement, banks and supermarkets. People will only be able to move for two hours a day to buy food and medicine, he said.

                "As a government, our responsibility is to preserve the health and integrity of Panamanians at all costs," added the president.

                Panama is the Central American country that has detected the most cases of COVID-19, with 443 infections, 98 more than those reported on Monday, reported the Minister of Health, Rosario Turner.

                At the same time, the minister announced two new deaths from the coronavirus, for a total of eight deaths.

                Panama Ministry of Health "MINSA" Reports 443 confirmed cases of COVID-19 "Coronavirus":

                200 WOMEN
                243 MEN

                Patient Status:
                98 new cases
                64 Hospitalized "19 Intensive Care"
                373 Home Care.
                8 Deceased
                Source: @MINSAPma

                Tests Performed:
                Positive: 345
                Total tests performed: 3690

                Sanitary fence:
                Provinces Panama, Panama West,
                Colon, Chepo, Currency, Ocú, Viguí, Guabalá, Etc.

                SAN FRANCISCO
                Confirmed cases: 45
                JUAN DIAZ
                Confirmed cases: 37
                BEAUTIFUL VIEW
                Confirmed cases: 23
                Confirmed cases: 22
                THE HILLS
                Confirmed cases: 19
                Confirmed cases: 18
                SAINT ANA
                Confirmed cases: 15
                LEFEVRE PARK
                Confirmed cases: 14
                GOOD VIEWS
                Confirmed cases: 14
                Confirmed cases: 14
                Confirmed cases: 11
                RUFINA ALFARO
                Confirmed cases: 10
                Confirmed cases: 10
                SONA (HEADBOARD)
                Confirmed cases: 10
                JOSE DOMINGO ESPINAR
                Confirmed cases: 9
                MAYOR DIAZ
                Confirmed cases: 9
                AMELIA DENIS DE ICAZA
                Confirmed cases: 8
                Confirmed cases: 7
                Confirmed cases: 7
                SAINT PAUL OLD
                Confirmed cases: 6
                DOWN RIVER
                Confirmed cases: 6
                Confirmed cases: 6
                OMAR TORRIJOS
                Confirmed cases: 6
                BELISARIO PORRAS
                Confirmed cases: 5
                Confirmed cases: 5
                Confirmed cases: 5
                DON BOSCO
                Confirmed cases: 5
                Confirmed cases: 5
                COLON NEIGHBORHOOD
                Confirmed cases: 4
                Confirmed cases: 4
                PLAYA LEONA
                Confirmed cases: 4
                ARRAIJAN (HEADBOARD)
                Confirmed cases: 4
                ARNULFO ARIAS
                Confirmed cases: 4
                DEC. 24
                Confirmed cases: 4
                MATEO ITURRALDE
                Confirmed cases: 4
                NEW TOWN
                Confirmed cases: 4
                Confirmed cases: 4
                EDWIN FABREGA
                Confirmed cases: 3
                CERRO SILVESTRE
                Confirmed cases: 3
                THE ALGARROBOS
                Confirmed cases: 2
                SAN FELIPE
                Confirmed cases: 2
                VICTORIANO LORENZO
                Confirmed cases: 2
                LAS MAÑANITAS
                Confirmed cases: 2
                SANTA RITA
                Confirmed cases: 2
                Confirmed cases: 2
                PUERTO CAIMITO
                Confirmed cases: 2
                HIGH GAP
                Confirmed cases: 2
                BELISARIO FRIAS
                Confirmed cases: 2
                Confirmed cases: 2
                SANTIAGO (CABECERA)
                Confirmed cases: 2


                • #9

                  Two people recovered and 558 cases by COVID in Panama
                  By Drafting of TVN News
                  03/25/2020 - 6:14 PM

                  A total of 558 infected by COVID-19 have been confirmed in Panama to date.

                  This Wednesday, March 25, it was confirmed that the first 2 patients diagnosed with coronavirus in Panama are already recovered and that there is a case that came out of intensive care from the Social Security Fund.

                  Of the 559 cases, in home isolation we have 484 cases, there are 66 hospitalized and of these 20 are in intensive care and there are 46 cases in wards.

                  Deaths remain at 8, reported the director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health, Lourdes Moreno.

                  The Ministry of Health updated that in the last 72 hours, it has applied $ 10,000 dollars in fines in 35 establishments. "We are going to widen the margin of the fine from $ 50 thousand to $ 100 thousand, explained the Minister of Health, Rosario Turner.


                  • #10

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                    03 27 2020

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                    Recovered Cases


                    Deceased Patients


                    Discarded Cases


                    Información validada covid 19 Panamá
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                    • #11

                      Panama accumulates 901 coronavirus cases and 17 deaths
                      By Drafting of TVN News
                      03/28/2020 - 6:36 PM

                      The country's Health authorities reported this Saturday, March 28, at a press conference, that Panama accumulates 901 cases of COVID-19 and 17 deaths.

                      These are 115 new cases reported for this Saturday.

                      Of these 901 cases, 753 are in isolation for being mild and 127 hospitalized (95 in a moderate-illness room and 32 in intensive care).

                      While 17 deaths are reported.

                      According to authorities, there are two new ones recovered for a total of four.

                      Appointment of doctors

                      The Vice Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre, said that the coverage of the service network has been expanded and 57 appointments have been made for Panamanian specialists and general medicine.

                      He added that to date 98 nurses have been appointed.
                      Repudiation of assault on police and FTC members

                      The vice minister also spoke with displeasure and outrage about the group of Panamanians who have attacked members of the security forces and the Joint Task Force (FTC), to defend people who have breached the decrees.

                      "The Joint Task Force, health teams and other organizations do not deserve to be attacked under any circumstances, to protect people who irresponsibly put their lives and that of other Panamanians at risk," he stressed.

                      Three positive nurses

                      The director of the Social Security Fund (CSS), Enrique Lau Cortés said that with the help of the Panama Fire Department, the cleaning of the Susana Jones Hospital was carried out, a total and comprehensive disinfection to receive patients who do not have the new coronavirus and suffer from other pathologies.

                      Meanwhile, the surveillance system detected three nurses who tested positive for COVID-19, in the delivery room of the CSS Hospital Complex and 25 contacts.

                      He added that the delivery room was closed to be carried out at the Susana Jones Hospital.

                      Starting tomorrow, the delivery room of the hospital complex will be cleaned up.


                      It was even reported that there is great volunteering by medical students from various universities in the country.
                      Cases will increase if they do not follow recommendations

                      The authorities expressed their concern that the epidemiological peak, in approximately 15 days, reaches a number of patients that is higher than the system's capacity to attend to it.

                      They have asked that people put aside "he plays live" and are not evading isolation.

                      569 people held

                      Ivor Pittí, vice minister of Security, said that 569 people have been detained in the last 24 hours, for violating the total quarantine, 539 are of legal age and 30 minors.

                      In this sense, Lau Cortés made a strong call to the patients to be responsible and said that an official with his card and with clear symptoms of COVID-19 moved from Panama to Penonomé, contaminating everything that was around him.


                      • #12

                        Panama registers 24 deaths and 989 accumulated cases of COVID-19
                        Catherine Perea • Mar 29, 2020 - 06:17 PM

                        This March 29, 7 new deaths were registered in Panama from the new coronavirus COVID-19, bringing the number to 24 deaths, confirmed the Ministry of Health (Minsa).

                        88 new cases were detected, increasing the number to 989 infected by this virus in the country, announced Lourdes Moreno, head of epidemiology at Minsa.

                        Of the total number of patients, 820 are in home isolation with mild symptoms and 141 are hospitalized (105 in the ward and 36 in intensive care).

                        Regarding confirmed cases by gender, 565 are men and 424 women

                        To date, 6,160 tests have been carried out to detect COVID-19, of which 5,171 have been negative. ..


                        • #13

                          Panama registers 27 deaths from COVID-19 and 1,075 confirmed cases
                          Coronavirus cases in Panama increase
                          Linda Batista • Mar 30, 2020 - 06:17 PM

                          This Monday, March 30, the Ministry of Health confirmed that Panama registers 27 deaths from the new coronavirus and 1,075 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

                          Of the infected patients there are 888 in home isolation, and 152 hospitalized (109 in the ward and 43 in intensive care), and nine recovered.
                          Panama registers 27 deaths from coronavirus and 1,075 confirmed cases. Reporting rangefinder

                          During the press conference, Lourdes Moreno, head of epidemiology at the Minsa, indicated that in the day's count, there were 26 deaths from the virus, however, at the close, one more death from coronavirus was known, raising the death rate to 27.

                          To date, 6,582 tests have been carried out to detect COVID-19, of which 5,502 have been negative.

                          "Through effective coordination, coupled with promotional campaigns, we are going to reduce the dimension of the curve, but it all depends on our taking a decision to comply with the instructions," said Health Minister Rosario Turner.


                          • #14

                            Deaths from coronavirus rise to 32 in Panama and 1,317 cases
                            Flor Cogley L.
                            Apr 01, 2020 - 07:27 PM

                            The Ministry of Health (Minsa) in its report on Wednesday April 1 reported that the total number of people infected with coronavirus in the country is 1,317. Deaths increased to 32.

                            The head of Epidemiology of the Minsa, Lourdes Moreno, indicated that of the total of cases, 136 are new; There are 198 people hospitalized, of which 135 remain in wards and 63 in intensive care units.

                            1,078 patients are in home isolation.

                            The good news is that nine patients have already been discharged by Covid-19 and have passed the stage of the disease.

                            While the majority of cases (1,014) remain within the age range of 20 to 59 years ....


                            • #15

                              Coronavirus in Panama adds 37 deaths and accumulates 1,475 cases
                              Linda Batista • Apr 2, 2020 - 06:14 PM

                              With 158 new cases, Panama reaches 1,475 COVID-19 infections nationwide. This virus has claimed the lives of 37 people in the country; This was announced by the Ministry of Health (Minsa), on the afternoon of Thursday, April 2, 2020.

                              Of the infected patients 1,207 are in home isolation, another 221 are hospitalized (152 in ward and 69 in intensive care), and ten have recovered.

                              Lourdes Moreno, head of epidemiology at Minsa, pointed out that the highest number of cases is found among the range of people between 20 and 59 years old (with 10 deaths). While 70% of deaths correspond to over 60 years (with 26).

                              Almost a month after confirming the first case in Panama, 7,941 tests have been carried out to detect COVID-19, of which 6,766 have been negative.

                              The most affected regions continue to be Panamá Metro (664), Panamá Oeste (312), San Miguelito (165) and Panamá Norte (125). Bocas del Toro records its first two cases ...