The Ecuadorian Ministry of Health reported a significant increase in new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, confirming nearly 2,000, compared to 677 cases identified the previous day.
The balance sheet shows that 1,915 additional cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed, increasing the Latin American country’s worldwide count to 58,257 positive ones. In addition, deaths from the disease now reach 4,576.
The Ecuadorian province with the highest number of infected remains Guayas, which accumulates 15,903, 32.2 percent of the total. In second place is Pichincha, who added 7,931 this Wednesday after confirmation of 711. They are followed by Manabí with 4,499; Los Ríos with 2,284 positives; and El Oro with 2,022.
In this context, the cantons of two provinces of the coast, four of the Sierra and four of the Amazon, a total of 29, started the red light this Wednesday, the system that calibrates the situation of the pandemic in Ecuador, which implies that citizens with the to live at this level, ie with the curfew and movement constrained.