31 more cases discovered in Zulia. The vice president pointed out that three Venezuelans from the states of Mérida, Táchira and Zulia have died in the last 24 hours, raising the total death toll from Covid-19 to 916.
Venezuelan authorities have diagnosed 300 new cases of Covid-19, with 104,177 people already contracting the disease that causes the novel coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, executive vice president Delcy Rodríguez reported Saturday 5-D .
As outlined in a government decision together with President Nicolás Maduro, of the 300 cases, 254 were from Community transmission and 46 imported in two flights, one from the Dominican Republic and the other from Panama, two of the seven countries that have authorized routes. .
The vice president pointed out that three Venezuelans from the states of Mérida, Táchira and Zulia have died in the last 24 hours, raising the total death toll from Covid-19 to 916.
He explained that this week the Capital District continues to lead the number of cases recorded in the last 24 hours, with 91 infected.
Behind it lies the state of Miranda, which houses part of the metropolitan area of Caracas, with 43 infections.
The third state with the most cases is Lara (43), ahead of Zulia (31), Táchira (25), Yaracuy (15), Barinas (3), Carabobo (1), Mérida (1) and Nueva Esparta (1).
Faced with this situation, the Executive Vice President asked to continue the discipline that has led Venezuela to “have the curve in a resting plateau” that must be maintained.
Of the 46 imported cases, 36 came from the Dominican Republic and 10 from Panama, countries from which flights were allowed, as well as those from Mexico, Iran, Turkey, Bolivia and Russia.
The airline Laser announced on Thursday that it has suspended flights between Caracas and Santo Domingo, one of the routes authorized by the country’s authorities, after it was discovered that on Nov. 24 they had been carrying a group of travelers carrying COVID-19.
A day earlier, Avior confirmed via Twitter that after nine months they had received permission from the National Civil Aeronautics Institute (Inac) to reactivate their activities.
For this reason, Rodríguez explained that he has spoken to the Ministry of Transport “so that they are very strict in the biosecurity protocols” of travelers arriving in Venezuela.