Figures from the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) provided to monitor the pandemic show that, in Azuay, during the last seven days, the number of COVID-19 infections increased by 334 cases, of which 235 correspond to the city of Cuenca.
This increase is higher than the one presented during the previous week, in which a total of 272 new cases were registered; This means 62 fewer infections than between March 21 and 28, according to official figures provided by the Zonal Coordination 6 of Health.
The province of Azuay, with 5.8% of coronavirus cases nationwide, ranks fourth in the number of infections in the country, behind Pichincha with 34.8%, Guayas with 13% and Manabí with 7.6% of confirmed patients for COVID-19 in Ecuador.
The percentage of patients who after undergoing a PCR test tested positive for coronavirus also increased in Azuay, and went from 25% to 28%, the Ministry of Health reported.
This also coincides with an increase in crowds, which went from 20 to 32 during this last weekend, and with the failure to comply with biosafety measures to prevent infections, mainly the use of a mask.
Public hospitals in the city maintain a high occupancy rate in their Intensive Care Units (ICU) for COVID patients, so the Health Zonal Coordination 6 asks citizens to maintain prevention measures to avoid an accelerated increase in critical cases.
The problem is that Ecuadorians do not make good use of the mask or use non-approved masks. They care more about what a good mask costs than their own health. According to the World Health Organization, KN95 filter masks are still the most suitable to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
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