Concern in Panama continues before the possible arrival of the second wave of coronavirus that, this Saturday, left as a balance 825 new cases and eight deaths; being already a total of 119,666 confirmed infections and 2,482 deaths.
In total they have been applied 540.1175 tests detection of COVID-19 cases, and 7,029 of them have occurred in the most recent 24 hours.
In addition, of the infected people, 8,636 are hospitalized, 724 divided into the general ward and 112 in the Intensive Care Units (ICU).
It should be noted that the areas of the country with the most infections are still the provinces of Panama (58,859) where the capital is located, and the neighboring one of Panama Oeste (20,594).
This saturday Laurentino Cortizo, the president of Panama, called on citizens to respect health measures to prevent them from falling into a new confinement, which has been a severe blow to the Panamanian economy.
“We do not want to make decisions to return to confinementI don’t like the steps backwards, I like the steps forward, but if I have to make decisions I will make them as president “,
On Monday several economic activities will be reactivated, including the occupation of hotels, motels, rural hotels, lodging places and complementary services up to 25% of their capacity.