With the permission of the Ministry of Health, from this September 16, the department of Pando will report the number of positive cases clinically diagnosed, because due to the lack of reagents for PCR, it has been reporting zero cases for several days. Let us remember that the figures received by the ministry from the respective departmental headquarters only weight the PCR samples.

“We were not reporting cases in recent days. What happens is that only the laboratories are reported in PCR », explained the director of the Departmental Health Service (Sedes-Pando), Danny Mendoza, who confirmed that the tests have been saved only for children under five years old, pregnant women, over 60 years old, people with underlying pathologies, for emergencies in operating rooms and for the deceased.

The northern department of the country had registered 2,332 positive cases until September 1 and from then on it was increasing its new cases by two or three and dFrom September 9 to September 15, the data remained at 2,358, without any alteration and the reason is not that the virus does not continue to circulate in Pando.

It was known that the lack of reagents for PCR tests prevented most of the population from testing. There are only 900 reagents that should last one more week, when the Ministry of Health sends other supplies for sampling.

Meanwhile, this state office, has just authorized the report of the clinical diagnosis of health establishments, to be taken into account in the daily count by the National Health Information and Epidemiological Surveillance Service (SNIS-VE).

“With this sum, we will have more reported cases. We have been for three months without PCR tests. we had half biased information. But the cases have also been declining in recent weeks. We have maintained two deceased cases per week. The highest peak was 35 per week. In general, here in the department, we can tell you that around 65% have been infected, ”said the Headquarters authority.

With the permission of the Ministry of Health, from this September 16, the department of Pando will report the number of positive cases clinically diagnosed, because due to the lack of PCR reagents it has been reporting zero cases for several days. Let us remember that the figures received by the ministry from the respective departmental headquarters only weight the PCR samples.

“We were not reporting cases in recent days. What happens is that only the laboratories are reported in PCR », explained the director of the Departmental Health Service (Sedes-Pando), Danny Mendoza, who confirmed that the tests have been saved only for children under five years old, pregnant women, over 60 years old, people with underlying pathologies, for emergencies in operating rooms and for the deceased.

The northern department of the country had registered 2,332 positive cases until September 1 and from then on it was increasing its new cases by two or three and dFrom September 9 to September 15, the data remained at 2,358, without any alteration and the reason is not that the virus does not continue to circulate in Pando.

It was known that the lack of reagents for PCR tests prevented most of the population from testing. There are only 900 reagents that should last one more week, when the Ministry of Health sends other supplies for sampling.

Meanwhile, this state office, has just authorized the report of the clinical diagnosis of health establishments, to be taken into account in the daily count by the National Health Information and Epidemiological Surveillance Service (SNIS-VE).

“With this sum, we will have more reported cases. We have been for three months without PCR tests. we had half biased information. But the cases have also been declining in recent weeks. We have maintained two deceased cases per week. The highest peak was 35 per week. In general, here in the department, we can tell you that around 65% have been infected, ”said the Headquarters authority.

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