[Summary of the Day]

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

The official Covid19 numbers correspond only to the number of people that have access to a test, not including the suspected or unidentified cases. The numbers reported at the national level sum the infected confirmed by PCR tests and rapid tests, while the number of cases by province reports only the results of PCR tests. The inconsistencies, such as a decrease in the data that has been present in recent weeks, are due to the cleaning of the database, according to health authorities. We share with you the official numbers available:

📊 Facts from the National COE:

🔬 They have conducted 83,657 tests to detect COVID-19, of which ➕ 29,071 people tested positive to the diagnostic COVID-19 test, and ➖ 32,869 tested negative.

🏠 13,822 people are stable in home isolation, 🏥 402 people are hospitalized in stable condition and 181 people are hospitalized in uncertain condition. 

💪 2,566 people were discharged from the hospital, 3,433 people have recovered and 6,950 have received epidemiological discharge. 

⚰️ 1,717 people died with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis, plus 1,912 people more that died with a probable diagnosis. In total: 3,629 people died and were registered by the Ministry of Health with a diagnosis or probable COVID-19 diagnosis.

😷 These are the facts of people infected by COVID-19 by province: Guayas 11,577, Pichincha 2,064, Manabí 1,195, Los Ríos 985, El Oro 658, Santa Elena 495, Azuay 565, Sto. Domingo de los Tsáchilas 379, Esmeraldas 285, Loja 252, Tungurahua 258, Cañar 239, Chimborazo 228, Bolívar 163, Cotopaxi 160, Imbabura 114, Carchi 92, Pastaza 87, Galápagos *70, Zamora Chinchipe 67, Orellana 52, Sucumbíos 62, Napo 43, Morona Santiago 44.

📌 Measures:


✍🏼 Five executive decrees were signed by President Lenín Moreno: 1038 that joined the Oceanographic Institute of the Navy and the Ecuadorian Antarctic Institute, in a single entity called the “Oceanographic and Antarctic Institute of the Navy”. 1039 that joined the Institute for the Promotion of Arts, Innovation, and Creativity and the Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Creation, in a single entity called «Institute for the Promotion of Creativity and Innovation», affiliated with the Ministry of Culture and Heritage. 1040 that eliminates the Institute for the Promotion of Human Talent. 1041 that reduces to 50% the salaries of the president and vice president of the Republic, ministers and vice ministers of the State and 1042 for reorganization of the Committee for Reconstruction and Reactivation of Production and Employment in the areas affected by the earthquake of April 16, 2016. 


⚖️ The Provincial Prosecutor of Los Ríos ordered the raid on the Ecuadorian Social Security Institute Hospital in Babahoyo, after the complaints published in a local media that indicate that in the hospital there are irregularities in the purchases of masks, biosecurity suits, boots, and computer and printer equipment for very elevated values.

♦ ️ Actions:

🤝 The Alliance of Human Rights Organizations issued an alert in which it expresses its concern and alerts the National Government to the disproportionate use of force, exercised by members of the police and the army during the control of mobility restrictions. They denounced that on April 28, in the Limón Campus, located in the province of Esmeraldas, four policemen and six soldiers chased a 29-year-old man, up to a privately owned land where he was beaten with sticks by 10 members of the public force, including after lying motionless on the ground.

See the alert here 👉🏼 https://ddhhecuador.org/sites/default/files/documentos/2020-05/Alerta%2032.pdf.


💊 The Alliance of Organizations for Human Rights also denounced that Teodoro Maldonado Carbo Hospital is not guaranteeing access to medicines for older adults with cancer. Currently, the elderly cannot access the medication that has been prescribed: the Xtandi / Enzalutamide capsules, due to the context of COVID-19, because their mobility is restricted and also because the Hospital cannot provide them with the necessary medication due to lack of stock. . The lack of these medicines could generate deadly consequences for patients, for this reason they urged the State, the Ministry of Health and the Hospital to guarantee the health of all, as established by the Constitution.

The full alert here 👉🏼 https://ddhhecuador.org/sites/default/files/documentos/2020-05/Alerta%2031.pdf.

🔎 Human rights defenders, groups, and human rights and nature organizations reported that the Ombudsman’s Office has not responded to the request to initiate a defense investigation that seeks to establish state responsibilities in the events that occurred and, fundamentally, seeks the guarantee of the rights to food, water, health and the environment of at least 2,000 indigenous families settled on the banks of the Coca and Napo rivers who were affected by the oil spill that occurred on April 7 on the border of the Napo provinces and succumb.

See the complaint here 👉🏼 https://twitter.com/NSiekopai/status/1258930911762173954/photo/1.

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