Ecuador has registered more than a thousand cases of corona viruses in the past 24 hours this Friday, while the capital, Quito, is already approaching the numbers confirmed in Guayaquil, the epicenter of the pandemic in the Latin American country.
According to the balance offered by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Health, 1,079 additional infections were confirmed on the last day, so that the worldwide number of positive infections in the Latin American country is 72,444.
Quito has now accumulated 10,386 after the 178 diagnosed this Friday. Guayaquil, which continues to lead the regions most affected by the pandemic in the Latin American country, is 11,567.
The Ecuadorian health authorities have also estimated the number of deaths from COVID-19 to be 5,250. In terms of deaths, the most confirmed province of Ecuador is Guayas – where Guayaquil is located – at 1,641. Pichincha – the province in which Quito is located – has confirmed 630.
Finally, the Ecuadorian Ministry of Health reported that 9,278 people were discharged from the hospital and 16,226 were discharged epidemiologically in the country, the local newspaper El Comercio reported.