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Panama hits 70,000 coronavirus cases after 800 new cases are confirmed

August 6, 2020

Panama crossed the 70,000 threshold of people infected with COVID-19 this Wednesday after more than 800 additional infections were confirmed in the past 24 hours, according to the latest data from the country’s health ministry.

According to the balance collected by the La Prensa newspaper, Panama verified 807 cases of COVID-19 this Wednesday, bringing the Latin American country’s global number to 70,231 cases.

Health officials have also recorded 31 new deaths from the disease, bringing the total to 1,553. In Panama, the death rate from COVID-19 is 2.2 percent.

Panama hits 70,000 coronavirus cases after 800 new cases are confirmedPanama hits 70,000 coronavirus cases after 800 new cases are confirmed

Similarly, in Panama, 44,792 people have recovered from COVID-19, up from 1,462 on the final day, although 23,886 cases remain active. 22,382 people remain in domestic isolation. There are 1,504 hospitals, 164 of them in intensive care units.

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