Ecuador exceeded 90,000 cases of COVID-19 this Thursday, while Quito, the capital, already has nearly 15,000 positive cases after confirming more than 900 infections in the past 24 hours.
The data presented by the country’s Ministry of Health shows 1,671 newly infected people were found on the final day, bringing the global number of cases to 90,537. In addition, 5,877 people have died as a result of COVID-19 in Ecuador.
Regarding Quito, which has ousted Guayaquil as the epicenter of the pandemic in the Latin American country, it confirmed 908 positive results that day, for which it already counts 14,857. This number represents a new record in the capital, as the last high point was reached on July 1 with 682 cases, according to the newspaper ‘El Comercio’.
However, Guayas, the province where Guayaquil is located, is the most affected region of Ecuador by the pandemic. To date, 17,776 cases have been confirmed. Pichincha, the province of Quito, has 16,485 and then Manabí with 6,901.