This June 6, Venezuela reported 523,937 verified cases of COVID-19 after the health authorities announced 36 new infections in the previous 24 hours, of which 34 were sustained through community transmission and 2 were brought in from abroad.

Freddy Náñez, the country’s communication minister, said that six of these new infections were discovered in Monagas, five in Caracas; three each in Anzoategui, Lara, Yaracuy, Zulia and Aragua; two each in Guárico, Portuguesa and Apure; and one each in Miranda, Barinas and Bolivar. 

Of the 2 international cases, 1 is from Turkey and 1 is from Panama, both of which entered through La Guaira. Of the total infections detected since the start of the epidemic in Venezuela, 1,022 are active and 517,193 people have been cured, or 99% of them.

There are 629 people who are asymptomatic, 319 with mild ARF, 55 with moderate ARF, and 18 in the ICU. There were no new fatalities reported during the rest of this Monday, thus the death toll since March 2020 is now at 5,722.

According to figures from the World Health Organization (WHO), the world’s lowest number of COVID-19 infections was recorded by the end of May, when it was at its lowest level since the appearance of the Omicron variant in November 2021. In Venezuela, however, according on official statistics, there has been a decline, but this could change.

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