The Ministry of Health of Ecuador has confirmed another 422 new cases of coronavirus this Monday, bringing the country’s global count to 62,380 positives, while the death toll is now 4,821.
Guayas remains the most affected province by the pandemic, with 16,129 cases. Pichincha follows with 8,994 infections. Pichincha numbers have increased significantly due to confirmed cases in Quito, which have increased since the capital turned yellow in early June.
This increase is also due to the number of deaths. In particular, the number of deaths in Quito has increased 65 percent since June 3, when some of the restrictions to curb the spread of the pandemic were lifted.
As of this Monday, there are 511 deaths, an average of seven per day, according to the El Comercio newspaper. In contrast, the average number of deaths per day during the months of detention and red light was five.