[Summary of the Day]
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Yesterday, May 5, the national COE did not release numbers about the number of cases that there are in the country, today they released the numbers once again but with inconsistencies. In today’s report, they counted 2,461 fewer confirmed cases and 399 fewer ruled out cases than in the report from May 4. Faced with these inconsistencies, the Ministry of Health announced, through their twitter account, that these variations stem from the “constant validation” that has allowed for the identification of “duplicate test records”, meaning that tests were applied multiple times to the same patient. The Vice Minister of Health, Francisco Xavier Solórzano, gave a similar explanation during today’s National televised address.
Here we share with you the numbers submitted by the national COE:
Facts from National COE:
They have conducted 81,392 tests to detect COVID-19, of which ➕ 29,420 people tested positive to the diagnostic COVID-19 test, and ➖ 33,880 tested negative.
14,908 people are stable in home isolation, 369 people are hospitalized in stable condition and 156 people are hospitalized in uncertain condition.
2,292 people were discharged from the hospital, 3,433 people have recovered and 6,644
have received an epidemiological discharge.
⚰️ 1,618 people have died from COVID-19 with a confirmed diagnosis, plus 1,628 more people have died with a probable diagnosis. In total: 3,246 people have died and were registered by the Ministry of Health with a COVID-19 diagnosis or probable diagnosis.
These are the facts of people infected by COVID-19 registered by province: Guayas 12,411, Pichincha 1,913, Manabí 1,046, Los Ríos 991, El Oro 628, Santa Elena 579, Azuay 519, Sto. Domingo de los Tsáchilas 331, Cañar 272, Esmeraldas 265, Loja 209, Tungurahua 228, Chimborazo 222, Bolívar 163, Cotopaxi 145, Imbabura 104, Carchi 83, Pastaza 76, Galápagos 70, Zamora Chinchipe 61, Orellana 48, Sucumbíos 42, Napo 40, Morona Santiago 37.