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20 There is a new death from covid-19 and a record of patients in intensive care

The National Emergency System (Sinae) reported that this Tuesday 3,621 coronavirus analyzes were carried out throughout the country and the number of new cases is 168. There are 1,463 active cases and it marked a maximum since the first cases were detected in Uruguay.

Of the 168 new cases, 104 are from Montevideo, 31 from Canelones, 14 from Rocha, ten from Rivera, six from Soriano, one from Cerro Largo, one from Salto and one from San José. In all cases the contacts have been identified and quarantined and strict epidemiological monitoring is maintained, ”says the Sinae report.

On this day, a new death from coronavirus was confirmed, it is an 82-year-old patient from Rivera. So far there are 78 deaths due to covid-19 in Uruguay. In turn, there are 22 patients in intensive care, which set a record for people in that situation.

The departments with active cases to date are 16: Artigas, Canelones, Cerro Largo, Colonia, Durazno, Florida, Maldonado, Montevideo, Paysandú, Río Negro, Rivera, Rocha, Salto, San José, Soriano and Tacuarembó.

The report again adds the request of the health authorities to reduce « the circles of social contact and the time of the meetings », in addition to the « permanent use of masks, physical distancing, ventilation and hygiene. »

Finally, it insists that « without using restrictive measures in social mobility, personal prevention is the only tool to reduce the increase in infections. »

The Observer