Ecuador increases 187 new infections of covid-19 and accumulates 505,262 cases

This content was published on 12 September 2021 – 02:37

Quito, Sep 11 (EFE) .- Ecuador increased 187 new cases of covid-19 and reached a cumulative 505,262 positives during the pandemic, whose first contagion was registered on February 29 of last year, the Ministry of Health reported this Saturday in your daily epidemiological report.

Regarding the number of confirmed deaths with covid-19, it was specified that it rose by 17 deaths in the last day, reaching 22,932, to which were added 9,512 “probable deaths” with the disease, for a total of 32,444 deaths.

The report detailed that the Andean province of Pichincha, whose capital is Quito, accumulates the highest number of infections with 186,215 cases (64 more than the record on Friday), followed by Guayas, whose capital is Guayaquil, with 70,086 infections (36 additional) .

Then there are provinces such as Manabí (33,406), Azuay (28,186), El Oro (23,607), Loja (18,157), Imbabura (17,286), Tungurahua (15,690), Los Ríos (13,080), Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas (12,172), Cotopaxi (12,081) and Esmeraldas (9,806), among the most affected.

Regarding the situation in the cantons or municipalities, the report specified that Quito is the city with the highest number of infections with 172,176, followed by Guayaquil with 48,350 cases.

Then there are cities such as Cuenca (21,656), Loja (12,163), Machala (11,786), Ambato (11,614), Portoviejo (11,003), Santo Domingo (10,838) and Ibarra (8,990), among others.

Ecuador launched a vaccination plan against covid-19 on January 21 and, with a cut-off to September 10, the process has managed to inoculate 20,320,001 doses.

Of the total number of vaccines applied, 10,699,102 correspond to first doses, while 9,620,899 to second applications.

In addition, according to the source, 12,191,545 vaccines applied correspond to doses from the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac, 5,731,344 from the American Pfizer and 2,097,547 from the British AstraZeneca.

In addition, 299,565 doses come from the Chinese CanSino, from a single application. EFE

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