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Low COVID-19 cases in Guatemala, with no municipalities in red

Low COVID-19 cases in Guatemala, with no municipalities in red

Guatemala City, November 11 (Prensa Latina) Active cases of Covid-19 have fallen from 300 in Guatemala and no municipalities have appeared on red (maximum) alert for the disease, according to official data released today.

Of the 340 such demarcations in the country, 42 are in orange (fewer than in the last report), 298 are in yellow and none of them are in green, the report of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance determined.

The traffic light for the SARS-CoV-2 health warning in that portfolio shows the behavior of this virus throughout the Chapin region in the last 14 days.

The registered active cases barely reached 231, while in the previous report it was 333, and in two weeks of April and May, the number of infected people in the country remained from 1,500 to 1,900.

By the end of June 23, positive cases had reached 4,433, and during the two weeks until July 7, they had risen to 5,157.

In the middle of that month their number reached 6,116, the peak, although August also required close attention.

Since March 13, 2020, when the government announced the first positive patient here in the midst of a global emergency, the number of infections reflects 1 million 279 thousand 162 cases.

On the other hand, 20,265 Guatemalans died from the disease, a mortality rate of 120.2 per 100,000 inhabitants and a mortality rate of 1.6 percent.

The Ministry of Health renewed its request to residents to continue preventive measures such as washing hands with soap and water, physical distancing, and using a mask, which is essential to avoid an increase in infections.

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Guatemala barely exceeds 52 percent of the population vaccinated against Covid-19 with one dose, and 41.5 with two doses (7.1 million people out of a total population of 17.11 million).