This saturday Guatemala registry nine deaths and 609 new cases of coronavirus, so it has already reached the 3,365 deaths and 97,544 infections in total, since the first case was registered on March 13.
This detection of cases originated thanks to the 4,812 tests that were carried out in the last day, with which the government has approached the figure of five thousand a day that would be carried out.
It was also stated that 8,133 cases of the total are active and that they are already receiving medical attention.
It should be noted that the Minister of Health, Amelia Flores, and the director of the Presidential Commission for Attention to the Emergency of COVID-19 (Coprecovid), Edwin asturias, assured on Friday that the country is already preparing for a possible second wave of infections.
Given this, the Guatemalan president, Alejandro Giammattei, notified this Thursday that they would not carry out a confinement again because the nation would not be prepared for the economic crisis that is being experienced.
In addition, he reported that the country must prepare for a second wave, although he assured that the most critical part has already passed.