In Venezuela, three babies die from covid-19 in less than a week

A four-month-old baby died in Venezuela from covid-19 and becomes the third least that does not exceed half a year of life due to SARS-CoV-2 in less than a week, after other cases were known on Monday and The last Wednesday.

The Minister of Communication, Freddy Ñáñez, reported on Twitter that in the last 24 hours there were six deaths from covid-19, including this four-month-old girl who lived in the state of Yaracuy.

The government report does not add details on how the baby was infected or the circumstances of death, as happened on Monday and last Wednesday when it was learned that a four-month-old girl and another six-month-old boy they lost their lives due to this disease.

The other deaths reported this Saturday are four men aged between 56 and 87 years, as well as a woman aged 84. In addition, 450 new infections were registered, of which 439 were caused by community transmission within the regions of Venezuela , mainly in Caracas, which added 106 cases. The cases in the country are highly underreported.

The remaining 11 infections, he explained Ñagez, are « imported », that is, people who entered the country in the last hours, in this case from Mexico and Turkey.

With these data, Venezuela has reached a total of 123 thousand 245 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in 314 days, of which one thousand 142 died, one of the lowest figures in the world in terms of infections and deaths from this pandemic.

The Venezuelan opposition denounced this Friday that the government of Nicolás Maduro has violated the agreement that the parties signed in June 2020, by which they anticipated that the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) manage money and other aid for the care of the pandemic in the country.

The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has not commented on the matter, after insisting on Wednesday that the country is going through « a tough battle » against covid-19 due to an increase in the daily number of new infections, although these do not exceed a thousand, always according to the government balance.