Ecuador began this Saturday, November 21, 2020, with 1,036 new confirmed covid-19 infections, recorded in the past 24 hours across the country. Official figures, condensed in the report prepared by the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), determine that as of 8:00 a.m. today, 184,876 citizens were infected with the new coronavirus in the country.
In Quito, the Ecuadorian city with the biggest impact of covid-19, infections are on the rise. The canton reports today 61,247 infections, which implies a growth of 487 new cases contrary to the report presented yesterday, Friday 20, where 60,760 were recorded.
Laboratories in Ecuador continue to process samples. The figures – provided by the government – emerge after the analysis of 615,856 to diagnose or rule out the new coronavirus.
Quito is the city with the highest concentration of infections. In fact, according to the data, it covers 33% of all patients in Ecuador.
In Ecuador, according to the MSP, there have been 13,139 deaths in the context of the pandemic, since the government declared the health emergency on the national territory.
The report states that 8,787 people have died after being diagnosed with covid-19 following treatment for PCR tests. In the past 24 hours, Ecuador has documented an increase of 37 deaths.
Likewise, 4,352 probable deaths have been reported today, that is, deaths that could not be confirmed, but which are linked to respiratory failure. According to government data, this Saturday the figure registered an increase of seven deaths.
Which provinces have the highest infection record?
Pichincha -the province most affected by covid-19- and records: 66,558 cases and represents 36% of infections. Guayas is in second place with 23,567 infections (12.7% of the national total). Then there is Manabí, with 12,403 cases; that is, 6.7%. They are followed by Azuay with 11,353 (6.2%); El Oro, 7046 (3.8%); Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, 5,444 (2.9%); Esmeraldas, 4,556 (2.5%); and Los Ríos, 4,261 (2.3%).
Pichincha concentrates the highest number of deaths due to covid-19 in Ecuador
8,787 people have died from affectation of covid-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Of the total, Pichincha is the province where the most deaths occurred, as it reported 1,883 of them. Guayas, on the other hand, became the second province with the most deaths, with 1,755, after overtaking Manabí, which currently has 1,172. deaths. They are followed by El Oro, with 518; Santa Elena, 375; Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, 366; Los Ríos, 348; and Chimborazo with 332.
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