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Ecuador exceeds 4,100 deaths and is approaching 50,000 cases of coronavirus

June 20, 2020

The Ecuadorian Ministry of Health reported this Friday that the country has had 4,156 coronavirus deaths and is approaching 50,000 confirmed cases.

The Ecuadorian health authorities have confirmed 634 infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of positive infections in the Latin American nation to 49,731.

Guayas remains the province with the highest number of coronavirus infections, which has caused a total of 14,769 and 1,529 deaths since the pandemic began. Pichincha follows with 5,765 cases and 430 deaths; and Manabí with 3,705 positive and 548 deaths.

Ecuador exceeds 4,100 deaths and is approaching 50,000 cases of coronavirusEcuador exceeds 4,100 deaths and is approaching 50,000 cases of coronavirus

In addition, authorities have reported that 5,040 people have recovered from COVID-19, 13,295 have been epidemiologically discharged, and 6,111 have been discharged from the hospital. Of the infected patients, 20,368 are in domestic isolation, 527 are stable in the hospital and 234 with a reserved prognosis.

On the other hand, the Ecuadorian Emergency Operations Committee (COE) has approved the expansion of teleworking in the public sector of Quito, the country’s capital, this Friday. Authorities have extended remote working for another week, although personal tasks are expected to resume on June 29 after being suspended for more than three months.