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Ecuador advances in its sixth wave of covid-19 infections

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The Ministry of Public Health has indicated that Ecuador is progressing in its sixth wave of covid-19 infections. According to the positive curve data, in April they were 5%. But, in July, that number jumped to more than 40%.

so he said Janet Baqueroof the epidemiological surveillance of the Ministry of Health in an interview for Ecuavisa. “There has been a gradual increase in cases over the past three epidemiological weeks,” he added.

Most cases do not require hospitalization, but what worries health authorities is how quickly the virus is spreading again. This, because crowds are fertile ground for COVID-19 infections to increase, even more so without protective measures. During the mobilizations of the indigenous movement in Quito, several people did not wear a mask.

For her part, the Minister of Health, Ximena Garzón, He pointed out that you cannot say that there is regrowth.

Currently, the omicron sub-variant is the one that predominates in the country, due to its high propagation capacity. Infections that occurred during the national strike are not yet included as this is a recent event. But they could rise to a national level, as protests have taken place across the country.

According to the Vacunometer tool, from the Ministry of Public Health, only 38.77% of this group were inoculated with the first dose, which corresponds to 6,497,656 citizens. With a cut-off on June 30, the total doses applied in Ecuador amount to 35,860,081, for an equivalent of 83.64% of the target population covered by the complete system.

In Ecuador, since April 28, the obligation to wear a mask in open and closed places has been abolished.

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Source metroecuador.com

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