Ecuador had 27.098 COVID-19 infections and 1.517 deaths more in July

July 1 was the highest peak of infections nationwide with 1,915 cases in one day

The country closes July with 85,355 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 9,172 deaths. In this month, more than 27 thousand cases increased and there were more than 1,500 deaths due to this pandemic.

According to the Ministry of Health, there are 85,355 infected, 116,811 cases discarded, 5,702 deaths with a positive prognosis and 3,470 deaths suspected of carrying the virus.

Regarding the situation of infections: 42,386 are in home isolation, 854 are stable hospitalized and 369 with a reserved prognosis. In total, 1,223 patients were hospitalized in one day, while 130 people were discharged from hospital and 90 were epidemiologically discharged.

For 33 days, the government report does not report any recovered patients and has remained at 5,900 since June 29.

In July, the country had 27,098 infections, which represents the month with the most infections since the pandemic began. In June, there were 16,348 infected and in May 12,762 cases.

This July 31, Pichincha reports 158 new infections in the last 24 hours and 63 more deaths, with a total of 14,813 cases of COVID-19. Quito adds 102 new infected and the number of positive cases rises to 13,314.

This month Pichincha also had its highest peak of daily infections. On July 1, it registered 711 cases in a single day.

In July, Quito also became the new epicenter of the pandemic in Ecuador, surpassing Guayaquil, the city hardest hit at the start of the health emergency, in the number of infected.

Regarding the total number of deaths, among positive and suspected cases, this month there were 1,517 deaths due to the pandemic. The number of daily hospitalized patients also increased this month. While in June there was an average of 600 to 800 hospitalized per day, and since last July 15 more than 1,000 people have been hospitalized, among stable and with reserved prognosis.

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