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Venezuela exceeds 1,000 COVID-19 infections in one day for the first time

Venezuela registered 1,138 new cases of COVID-19, for which for the first time it exceeded a thousand infections in 24 hours and reached a total of 27,938 people affected since the pandemic began, of which 238 have died, the vice president reported Tuesday of Communication, Jorge Rodríguez.

Of the new cases detected, 1,008 are of community transmission, 25% of them located in Caracas, and 130 are “imported” by returned migrants, according to Rodríguez in a telephone connection with the state channel Venezolana de Televisión (VTV).

In Caracas, the epicenter of the pandemic for about a month, 253 new cases were located, ahead of Miranda state, which is home to a large part of the urban area of ​​the capital, with 137 new cases.

Behind were the states Mérida (113), La Guaira (113), Sucre (110), Bolívar (77), Apure (32), Trujillo (32), Delta Amacuro (29), Aragua (25), Monagas ( 22), Zulia (17), Amazonas (17), Falcón (13), Nueva Esparta (7), Yaracuy (4), Lara (3), Guárico (3) and Táchira (1).

In addition, in the last 24 hours, nine people died from COVID-19, 3 of them in Mérida, 2 in Miranda, 2 in Apure, one in Trujillo and one in Zulia.

Rodríguez said that of the 27,938 cases registered in total, 19,706 people have already recovered from the disease and stressed that, “despite the daily reports of new cases of community transmission, the curve of recovered patients has been increasing.”

At this time, there are 7,994 active cases, of which 4,728 are asymptomatic. 98% of them are treated in the national public health system and the rest in private clinics.

The Venezuelan opposition denounced this Monday that there is a high under-registration of deaths in the figures reported by the Government of Nicolás Maduro due to COVID-19.

According to their data, until this weekend there had not been 224 deaths from the disease, which if confirmed, would almost double the total death toll.