The Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, assured that he expects the COVID-19 pandemic in the country to enter a situation of “effective control” between October and December.
“We could achieve a situation of control, of favorable balance, it is what we are looking for in this month of September to advance in the last quarter in a cash situation pandemic control in October-November-December, “he said during a government act broadcast by the state channel Venezolana de Televisión (VTV).
According to Maduro, for weeks Venezuela goes through a phase of the pandemic in which “the number of medical discharges coincides with the number of daily cases”, so it hopes that “the number of daily cases will be reduced with prevention, with the protection of the family” .
They flatten the curve
All with the aim of “increase medical discharges a little more “and thus reach that” situation of control, of favorable balance “in September.
For his part, the Minister of Health, Carlos Alvarado, explained that in the last four weeks there has been flattened the contagion curve to enter a “plateau” situation in the last four weeks.
“A slow but real decline in cases began, but there are some other states that have begun to grow” such as Aragua, Carabobo, Yaracuy or Táchira. Alvarado reiterated that Venezuela has agreements with Russia and “it is possible that in the coming months” the country may participate in phase 3 of the vacuna Sputnik V, developed in that country.
The numbers of the pandemic
Regarding this cooperation, Maduro assured that Venezuela is “working professionally, scientific, serious “, and stressed that he has” a lot of faith “that there is a vaccine.
On the other hand, Maduro revealed that in the last 24 hours, 612 cases of community spread and 95 “imported” by Venezuelan migrants returned from Colombia, representing 707 in total. Faced with these numbers, he assured that the contagion curve “is flattening out.”
In this way, the Venezuelan authorities have located 66,656 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic and 547 deaths, representing eight more in the last 24 hours. However, Maduro did not detail the number of new cases located in each state nor did he give any data about the deaths in the last 24 hours.