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Pandemic in Panama in control phase


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According to the epidemiological criteria of PAHO / WHO, the pandemic in Panama has been in the control phase for 10 consecutive weeks,' with a positivity of 4.3% which dipped to 3.3% last week says the report of the international body published Wednesday, December 1. According to the indicators, it is considered good to have a positivity below 5%.

Regarding the increase in cases in recent weeks, PAHO also details that after EW 43 (from October 24 to 30), all age groups show an increase in the incidence of the new coronavirus.

For example, the 40 to 59 age group reflects the highest incidence with 46.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Those aged 80 and over are in order with 39.4, those from 20 to 29 with 37.5, those from 60 to 79 with 36.3 and those under 20 with 21.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Active cases registered an increase of 22.3% in four weeks.

Regarding deaths, PAHO reports that 16 deaths were reported in EW42, but that in the following two weeks there was a decrease and the figure returned to 16 deaths in EW45. However, it fell to 8 and 9 deaths in weeks 46 and 47, respectively, with a reduction of 44%; varying between none and 2 daily deaths daily.

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