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Ecuador registers 1,416 new cases of covid-19 and the total exceeds 271,000

Ecuador registered on Friday a cumulative 271,276 cases of Covid-19, an increase of 1,416 in the last 24 hours, reported the Ministry of Health.

« (There are) 271,276 confirmed cases with PCR tests, 230,377 recovered patients (…), 10,738 confirmed deaths, 4,736 probable deaths, » the ministry said in its daily statistics.

On Thursday, the number of positive cases stood at 269,860, the number of confirmed deaths rose to 10,714 and the number of probable deaths due to the pandemic was 4,730.

According to official statistics, so far Ecuador has carried out 959,402 RT-PCR tests throughout the country; the number of hospitalized patients with a reserved prognosis rose to 498 and the number of stable hospitalized patients reached 668.

The highest number of infected, 60.8 percent, corresponds to people between 20 and 49 years old; the highest percentage of positive cases, 52.1 percent, occurs among men.

Although there are positives in the 24 provinces of Ecuador, Pichincha (north), whose capital is Quito, continues to be the worst hit by the pandemic, with 95,094 cases, 35 percent of the national total, followed by Guayas (west), whose capital it is Guayaquil, with 34,405; Manabí (west), 19,296; Azuay (south), 16,888; El Oro (west), 11,813, and Tungurahua (center), 9,790.

Quito, the capital of the country, registers 87,832 cases of Covid-19.

Source: Sputnik

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