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National Government reported on the situation of COVID-19 in the country – The Daily News Box

ByKathleen Dupont

Oct 29, 2020

Quito, October 28, 2020

About the holiday November, Juan Carlos Zevallos, Minister of Public Health, reported on the situation of COVID-19 in Ecuador, together with Jorge Wated, President of the Board of Directors of the IEcuadorian Institute of Ssecurity Sofcial (IESS), and Juan Sebastián Roldán, general secretary of Cabinet The presidency.

At a press conference, lto health authority, andx explained Some indicateprayers of the evolution weekly of the rate of contagions (Ro) in the country, what show that most provincias are under 1, that is when the contagion is less, Y others that are over 1, that can be contained with the sanitary capacity of the MSP.

He detailed that in pprovinces such as Pichincha, Chimborazo, Azuay, Guayas and Esmeraldas, the evolution of the rate of contagions it has decreased gradually in relation to what happened last March.

He also highlighted the investment of the National Government to contain the pandemic with the increase in beds. Dsince March to October, the Beds of hospitalization increased the double, wedntras than Care Units IIntensive (ICU), 3.5 timess more, nationwide.

As to confirmed and ruled cases, highlighted that since August 30 there has been a decrease in confirmed PCR tests; like the deceased, that decreased dSince March 14 until the date.

Further, the minister noted that a study was conducted with the University of Charité Berlin, on the virus circulation Y campustected what exist fourmutations identifieds, which will serve for the studies of the tests diagnostic Y for the importation of vaccines.

Jorge Wated, President of the IESS Board of Directors, addedor that since March to date is doubled the hospital and UC capacityI and what ethere are more than 5,000 doctors attending COVID-19 patients. Said, toCurrently, infections have decreased in some provinces, allowing attention to other pathologies and to carry out dammed operations.stá under our responsibility as citizens that do not increase the cases, with distancing, use of a mask and hand washing, ”he asserted.

About, Juan Sebastián Roldán, secretary Generalof Cabinet The presidency, emphasized in which:ands the citizenship, the media communication and each of us whatu have we’re obliged to not infect. Ecuador has managed to be among the best countries in alll continent by rresponsibility of citizenship “.

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