Ecuador has recorded a total of 182,250 cases of covid-19, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) published in the afternoon of this Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Thus, infections total 1,146 in in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, there are 13,052 deaths in the context of the pandemic in Ecuador. This represents an increase of 27 deaths in the past 24 hours.
Of the total number, 8,708 confirmed deaths from the virus are detached. This refers to the cases that were detected by the PCR tests. In contrast, 4,344 probable deaths are reported; that is, people who died with images of respiratory failure.
The cities most affected by contagions
The canton with the largest number of positive cases is Quito, with 60,079 in total, which represents 33% of the cases recorded nationwide.
Then there is Guayaquil, which has recorded 16,135 infections since the start of the health emergency. Cuenca is the third city with the most confirmed cases, with 8,887. Then there is Santo Domingo, with 4,622; and Portoviejo, with 3,798.
Contagions, by province
Pichincha is the province with the greatest number of infections, with 65,273. It is followed by Guayas, with 23,360. Then there is Manabí, with 12,204; Azuay, with 11,220; El Oro, 6,939; Loja, 6,728; Tungurahua, 6,372; Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, 5,435; Imbabura, 5,117; Cotopaxi, 4,876; Esmeraldas, 4,545; Los Ríos, 4,223.
A total of 603,458 samples were taken for PCR testing. Of these, a total of 372,634 cases were dismissed. Of the positive cases, 160,639 patients have successfully recovered. At present, 22,529 patients discharged from the hospital are registered. There are currently 475 stable inpatients, while 377 inpatients have a poor prognosis.
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