The Panamanian Health ministry (Minsa) announced 3,819 instances of  Corona and one fatality from the illness on Tuesday, bringing the total number of verified illnesses to 858,268 and fatalities to 8,255 in more than 2 years of epidemic.

There are 33 people in icu (ICUs) and 253 people in regular wards who have been infected with the coronavirus, while 27,668 people have been quarantined at residence and 40 in hotels.

Since March 9, 2020, when the first instance of infection was reported in Panama, where covid has a death rate of 1%, one of the smallest in Latin America, 822,019 people have recovered.

In the last 24 hours, 16,891 tests were used to discover cases of covid, with a 22.6 percent positive rate.

In terms of vaccination status, the Ministry of Health’s Accelerated Immunization Program (PAI) reports that 8,242,621 dosages of covid-19 vaccine have been given in Panama since January 20, 2021.

Immunization coverage in the target group older than 5 years is at least 87.6% with the first dosage, 78.2% with the 2 doses, and 50.2 percent with the first booster dose in the target group.

According to the Health ministry, the public between the ages of 5 and 11 years old has gotten 428,120 paediatric doses, covering 54 percent of the total population with the first shot.

According to government statistics, the Central American country is experiencing a fifth phase of Coronavirus

Luis Francisco Sucre, the head of the Minsa, recommended the public to use coronavirus vaccines, particularly for those who have not had the first and second booster shots, since these aid improve resistance in the body against the disease and prevent health issues and hospitalizations.

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