31 more cases were detected in Zulia. The vice president pointed out that three Venezuelans from the states of Mérida, Táchira and Zulia have died in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 916 deaths from COVID-19.
Venezuelan authorities have diagnosed 300 new cases of Covid-19, with 104,177 people who have contracted the disease from the novel coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, 5-D executive vice president Delcy Rodríguez said on Saturday.
As detailed in a government act jointly with President Nicolás Maduro, of the 300 cases, 254 are for Community broadcasts and 46 are imported on two flights, one from the Dominican Republic and the other from Panama, two of the seven countries that have approved the routes. .
The vice president pointed out that three Venezuelans from the states of Mérida, Táchira and Zulia have died in the last 24 hours, resulting in a total of 916 deaths from COVID-19.
He explained that the Capital District is still leading this week the number of cases registered in the last 24 hours, with 91 infected.
Behind it is the state of Miranda, which is part of the Caracas metropolitan area, with 43 infections.
The third state with the highest number of cases is Lara (43), followed by Zulia (31), Táchira (25), Yaracuy (15), Barinas (3), Carabobo (1), Mérida (1) and Nueva Esparta (1).
Faced with this situation, the Executive Vice President asked for continuation of the discipline that had led Venezuela to “hold the curve at a resting plateau”, which must be maintained.
Of the 46 imported cases, 36 came from the Dominican Republic and 10 from Panama, the countries where flights were allowed, and from Mexico, Iran, Turkey, Bolivia and Russia.
Laser airline announced last Thursday that it suspended flights between Caracas and Santo Domingo, one of the routes allowed by the country’s authorities, after it was discovered they were carrying a group of travelers who had COVID-19 on November 24.
The day before, Avior confirmed on Twitter that nine months later they were authorized by the National Civil Aeronautics Institute (Inac) to reactivate their operations.
For this reason, Rodríguez explained that he had spoken with the Ministry of Transport “to ensure they adhere to very strict biosecurity protocols” of travelers arriving in Venezuela.