2020 coronavirus pandemic in Panama

The 2020 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Panama on 10 March 2020.[2] As of 27 March 2020, Panama reported 674 cases, 9 deaths and 2 recoveries.[1] One of the dead was a 64-year-old male, who also suffered from complications of diabetes and pneumonia.[3] Of those infected, 83 were admitted to hospital.[2] The infected individuals belong to the 29-59 age group and had each recently travelled abroad.[4] A 13-year-old girl died of Covid-19 on 23 March.[5]

2020 coronavirus pandemic in Panama
DiseaseCOVID-19
LocationPanama
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseTocumen International Airport
Arrival date10 March 2020
(4 weeks and 1 day)
Confirmed cases2249[1]
Suspected cases?
Recovered16[1]
Deaths
59[1]
Suspected cases have not been confirmed as being due to this strain by laboratory tests, although some other strains may have been ruled out.


COVID-19 cases in Panama  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases
Date
# of cases
# of deaths
2020-03-09
1(+)
2020-03-10
8(+700%)
2020-03-11
14(+75%) 1(=)
2020-03-12
27(+93%) 1(=)
2020-03-13
36(+33%) 1(=)
2020-03-14
43(+19%) 1(=)
2020-03-15
55(+28%) 1(=)
2020-03-16
69(+25%) 1(=)
2020-03-17
86(+25%) 1(=)
2020-03-18
109(+27%) 1(=)
2020-03-19
137(+26%) 1(=)
2020-03-20
200(+46%) 1(=)
2020-03-21
245(+23%) 3(+2)
2020-03-22
313(+28%) 3(=)
2020-03-23
345(+10%) 6(+3)
2020-03-24
443(+28%) 6(=)
2020-03-25
558(+26%) 8(=)
2020-03-26
674(+21%) 9(+1)
2020-03-27
786(+17%) 14(+5)
2020-03-28
901(+15%) 17(+3)
2020-03-29
989(+10%) 24(+7)
2020-03-30
1,075(+8.7%) 27(+3)
2020-03-31
1,181(+10%) 30(+3)
2020-04-01
1,317(+12%) 32(+2)
2020-04-02
1,475(+12%) 37(+5)
2020-04-03
1,673(+13%) 41(+4)
2020-04-04
1,801(+8%) 46(+5)
2020-04-05
1,988(+10%) 54(+8)
2020-04-06
2,100(+6%) 55(+1)
2,100(=)
2020-04-08
2,249(+7%) 59(+4)
Sources: Ministry of Health

The government declared a state of emergency on 13 March 2020. The move frees US$50 million for a period of 180 days to purchase goods and services to combat COVID-19.[6] The sale of lottery tickets is suspended from 23 March to 12 April.[7]

BackgroundEdit

On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.[8][9]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[10][11] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[12][10]

ChartsEdit

 
 
  • Active Cases in Chart above shows that positively confirmed cases exclude fatality cases and recovery cases.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Casos de Coronavirus COVID-19 en Panamá". Ministerio de Salud de la República de Panamá (in Spanish).
  2. ^ a b "Panama reports first coronavirus death, seven more people infected". Reuters.
  3. ^ "March 10 coronavirus news". CNN. 10 March 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Panama records Central America's first coronavirus death". The Straits Times. 11 March 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  5. ^ Panama: 13-year-old girl with coronavirus dies, officials say Al Jazeera, 23 March 2020
  6. ^ Panama declares a state of national emergency and announces measures against the coronavirus (in Spanish) by Abel Alvarado, CNN en Español, 13 Mar 2020, retrieved 20 March 2020
  7. ^ Panama lottery draws suspended for fear of coronavirus spread (in Spanish) by Elizabeth González, CNN en Español, 19 Mar 2020, retrieved 20 March 2020
  8. ^ Elsevier. "Novel Coronavirus Information Center". Elsevier Connect. Archived from the original on 30 January 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  9. ^ Reynolds, Matt (4 March 2020). "What is coronavirus and how close is it to becoming a pandemic?". Wired UK. ISSN 1357-0978. Archived from the original on 5 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Crunching the numbers for coronavirus". Imperial News. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  11. ^ "High consequence infectious diseases (HCID); Guidance and information about high consequence infectious diseases and their management in England". GOV.UK. Archived from the original on 3 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  12. ^ "World Federation Of Societies of Anaesthesiologists – Coronavirus". www.wfsahq.org. Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.

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